Many years ago I took statistics in high school with Mr. Malis. Try as he might, Mr. Malis could never get through to me that statistics would be a useful thing to know in adulthood. As a future history major, I assumed I would never need the abil…
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday once the U. S. Food and Drug Administration gives final approval to COVID-19 vaccines, possibly by Labor Day, the action should pave the way for the mandatory vaccinations of LSU students and state employees.
The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Louisiana broke records for the second day on Wednesday as the state continues to struggle with the delta variant and low vaccination rates. There were 135 new hospitalizations for a all-t…
In the wake of LSU's announcement Wednesday that it won't require COVID vaccines, but will require unvaccinated students to be tested monthly this fall, the nine colleges in the University of Louisiana System, which include the University of New O…
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory on Tuesday said Lafayette Fire Department inspectors and Lafayette Police officers, like in 2020, will visit businesses to make sure managers and owners understand the governor's mask mandate that went into …
Ochsner Lafayette General will begin offering free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the community on Wednesday at its vaccine clinic as coronavirus cases surge in Acadiana.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will be closed to the public and will suspend some services because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Louisiana reported 128 new coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday, hurtling the state into record-breaking territory with 2,112 total patients in hospitals across the state.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, the parent organization of Our Lady of Lourdes hospitals, announced Tuesday that it will require all staff, contract employees and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Hospitalizations for the coronavirus in Louisiana have spiked to never-before-seen levels, breaking the previous high set in early January, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday.
The number of coronavirus patients in Louisiana continued to increase at an astonishing speed over the weekend, with 244 more people hospitalized since Friday for a total of 1,984 patients across the state, the highest number since mid-January. Ca…
Days after Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was "seriously considering" a mask mandate for all Louisiana residents, vaccinated or unvaccinated, he is scheduled to again address the public on Monday afternoon.
Coronavirus test positivity across Acadiana took a startling leap through the week ending on July 14, according to Louisiana Department of Health figures released Wednesday. The margin of increase, from 6.5% to 9.9%, was the largest among the stat…
The number of COVID-19 patients in Acadiana’s largest hospital system has quintupled in the first three weeks of July, as the Delta variant appears to be flourishing throughout a region with an extremely low vaccination rate.
Hospitals across Louisiana experienced a surge in COVID-19 patients over the weekend as the more virulent and transmissible delta strain of the coronavirus rippled across communities that remain unvaccinated.
Dr. Frank Courmier says his son will get his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on his 12th birthday in January.
A 24-year-old Lafayette nurse and a 30-year-old Eunice pastor died over the weekend after seeking hospital treatment for COVID-19, according to social media posts from friends and family.
Ochsner Lafayette General issued a statement Monday after a nurse who worked in the hospital's emergency room died over the weekend.
A nurse at Ochsner Lafayette General has died from complications from COVID-19, according to social media posts from friends and co-workers.
The Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to roll back district masking requirements after Gov. John Bel Edwards lifted the mask mandate for K-12 schools last week.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday afternoon that Louisiana will relax some of the remaining COVID-19 emergency order rules.
Spenser Gillane, 13, walked out of Ochsner Lafayette General’s COVID-19 clinic at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center Thursday morning, arm throbbing slightly from his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and looked at his …
Thursday’s spring graduation for South Louisiana Community College was about “perseverance,” Chancellor Vincent June said. That and, perhaps, “indoors.”
Southside High School students will transition to a hybrid learning environment Monday because of an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases on the campus.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is scheduled to share the latest news on the COVID-19 response in Louisiana in a Wednesday afternoon press conference.
Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel, bishop of Lafayette, has set June 6 as the Sunday for the 300,000 Catholics in his Acadiana diocese to return to the obligation of attending Mass.
The Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fourth annual SOLA Giving Day is riding a wave of generosity through early giving efforts into its 24-hour finale Thursday.
The threat of a spring coronavirus surge in Acadiana appears to be waning now after transmissions and hospitalizations accelerated earlier this month.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that Louisiana will lift its statewide mask mandate, but local governments and businesses can still require face coverings.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has experienced a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases for three consecutive weeks, showing the highest number of cases last week since the week of March 7.
Utilizing the donation of three new vans, Catholic Charities of Acadiana and its partners will launch a new mobile food delivery system for the poor and hungry starting in perhaps as early as a month.
Coronavirus infections are picking up in the seven-parish Acadiana region, with the highest weekly caseload in two months reported Monday.
Catholic bishops in Louisiana — they include Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel of Lafayette — who have not lifted the dispensation for the faithful for Sunday Mass attendance may meet soon to discuss when that will happen.
COVID-19 vaccination clinics around Acadiana are making adjustments to their vaccine offerings after federal health regulators requested a pause on administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after some recipients expe…
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and Ochsner Lafayette General have activated their surge plans to accommodate a dramatic increase in COVID-positive hospitalizations in recent weeks caused primarily by the new, more easily transmitted d…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads across the nation and some communities report tro…
Louisiana health officials saw some big jumps in Monday's coronavirus data, marking the largest jump in the count on record amid a more contagious strain's spread across the state.
Louisiana’s ongoing surge of COVID cases escalated significantly on Monday with an additional 6,225 new confirmed cases reported since Friday, marking the largest jump in the count on record. At the same time, new vaccinations more than doubled ov…
Congressman Clay Higgins of Lafayette confirmed on social media Sunday that he, his wife and son are sick with COVID-19.
Coronavirus cases among nursing home residents jumped more than fourfold in Louisiana last week, mirroring a broader community surge of the highly transmissible delta variant and once again raising worries about low vaccination rates among nursing…
The tsunami of new coronavirus cases washing over Louisiana in a fourth wave of the pandemic has once again left the state with the most severe outbreak in the country.
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