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COVID hospitalizations dip below 1,200 in Louisiana, lowest in nearly 2 months

COVID hospitalizations dip below 1,200 in Louisiana, lowest in nearly 2 months

Posted 2:15 PM 9/23/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - After a surge in hospitalizations caused a huge strain on doctors and nurses in recent months, Louisiana reports the number of patients hospitalized with the coronavirus has dropped to its lowest point since late July.

On Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported (More)

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FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

Posted 1:53 PM 9/23/2021 by Associated Press

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots.

The FDA authorized booster doses for (More)

9/21/2021

Port Barre Police Chief diagnosed with COVID-19

Port Barre Police Chief diagnosed with COVID-19

Posted 2:14 PM 9/21/2021 by WBRZ Staff

PORT BARRE- The Chief of Police in the St. Landry Parish town of Port Barre Police announced Monday that he has COVID-19.

Chief Deon Boudreaux took to Facebook to say he tested positive for the virus after seeing (More)

9/17/2021

LSU: 27 students unenrolled after failing to meet extended deadline for COVID reporting requirements

LSU: 27 students unenrolled after failing to meet extended deadline for COVID reporting requirements

Posted 6:50 PM 9/18/2021 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - Just over two dozen students were kicked out of LSU after the university gave them an additional week to comply with its entry protocols, which included new COVID requirements that mandated students report their vaccination status and submit proof of a recent coronavirus test.

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9/14/2021

Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases climb, wiping out months of progress

Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases climb, wiping out months of progress

Posted 12:12 PM 9/14/2021 by Associated Press

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements.

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9/13/2021

New York hospital to stop delivering babies due to resignations over vaccine mandate

New York hospital to stop delivering babies due to resignations over vaccine mandate

Posted 8:19 AM 9/13/2021 by WBRZ Staff

LOWVILLE, New York - As President Joe Biden takes steps to intensify vaccine requirements to millions of American workers, the nation's attention has been turned to a group of workers in a small northeastern community. 

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9/10/2021

DEMCO: Crews will need to close I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish to finish line repairs

DEMCO: Crews will need to close I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish to finish line repairs

Posted 5:08 PM 9/10/2021 by WBRZ Staff

A portion of I-12 will have to temporarily close in Tangipahoa Parish before DEMCO can repair "catastrophic" damage keeping the company from supplying power to customers in the area. 

On Friday, the company said a line that crosses over I-12 and provides power to Pumpkin Center was (More)

9/9/2021

Fines to double for travelers not wearing masks

Fines to double for travelers not wearing masks

Posted 2:18 AM 9/10/2021 by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is increasing the penalty for people who violate the mandate to wear masks on planes, trains and other forms of transportation to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

First time offenders would face a potential fine of $500 to (More)

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