While COVID-19 transmission rates remain at low levels across Louisiana, the federal government is bolstering its support for a lab that has played a key role in tracking and slowing the spread of the virus.
Ladapo made the announcement at a roundtable event organized by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that featured a group of doctors who criticized coronavirus lockdowns and mandate policies. It was not immediately clear when the state would release its health guidance.
In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among Louisiana’s youngest residents, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is launching a new initiative urging community members to become “Pediatric Vaccine Champions.”
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System continues to monitor COVID-19 transmission rates, and after review and consultation with EBRPSS’s Health Advisory Council, it has been determined that wearing mask face coverings will be optional for staff and students in grades pre-K through 12 in all EBR facilities and schools beginning Monday, Feb. 14.
Not only are all NOLA Public School students required to be fully vaccinated, everyone 5 years and up is required to have both shots to prove vaccination status, or a negative test when entering indoor spaces like bars and restaurants.