Posted 8:32 PM 1/14/2022 by Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering the air. But they were in short supply (More)
Posted 1:57 PM 1/20/2022 by WBRZ Staff
Posted 6:14 PM 1/11/2022 by Bess Casserleigh
BATON ROUGE - A new federal policy means health insurance-holders will be able to buy at-home tests online or in stores and have them paid for or get reimbursed later with a claim.
The new policy is in effect, but if policyholders think they will be able to walk into a pharmacy next week (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 1/12/2022 by WBRZ Staff
BATON ROUGE - Hours after New Orleans announced it was reinstating its indoor mask requirement, East Baton Rouge officials say there's no plan to do the same here.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's office (More)
Posted 12:04 PM 1/11/2022 by WBRZ Staff
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans will once again enforce a health order requiring masks inside most indoor settings across the city as coronavirus cases surge across the state.
City Health Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno announced the mandate would be reinstated starting Wednesday morning.(More)...
Posted 6:16 PM 1/7/2022 by Earl Phelps
BATON ROUGE - A major blues and R&B concert has moved from New Orleans to the capital city. The annual The New Year's Southern Soul Extravaganza, made its debut Friday evening at the Cane's River Center.
"I expect people to really enjoy themselves," concert promoter Hardell Mack (More)
Posted 1:02 PM 1/6/2022 by WBRZ Staff
BATON ROUGE - A 9-year-old was sent home his first day back at school for the spring semester after refusing to wear a mask inside a classroom.
The fourth-grader at the University Laboratory School, located on LSU's campus, was suspended Tuesday for refusing to comply with the (More)
Posted 6:19 PM 1/6/2022 by Jeremy Krail
BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards will not institute any state-wide, required COVID rules amid a surge in cases tied to the omicron variant.
The governor spoke in a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Louisiana has set yet another record Thursday for coronavirus cases reported (More)
Posted 3:26 AM 1/5/2022 by Paula Jones
NEW YORK - A high school teacher with no formal medical qualification allegedly injected a 17-year-old student with a COVID vaccine and was promptly arrested, according to BBC News.(More)...
Posted 12:26 PM 1/4/2022 by Associated Press
The explosive increase in U.S. coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts believe the focus should instead be on COVID-19 hospital admissions. And those aren’t climbing as fast.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, for one, said Sunday on ABC that with many infections causing few or no (More)
Posted 7:49 AM 1/4/2022 by WBRZ Staff
BATON ROUGE - Masks will be required inside LSU buildings when students return for the second semester as the university re-opens for classes amid a COVID surge during the holidays.
LSU will not make changes to its academic calendar, the university announced Saturday (January 1 (More)
Posted 9:05 AM 1/4/2022 by Paula Jones
As of Tuesday, January 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating its recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (More)