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Ochsner offering COVID-19 testing Friday

LULING — Ochsner Health has announced community COVID-19 testing in the Greater New Orleans area the week of August 17, 2020. Testing is available to ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to.

We can together ‘Mask Up’

GRAMERCY — School teachers and staff in District 58 and St. John the Baptist Parish recently received specialty mask donations from the We Can Together ... Read more

1 month ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Gov. Edwards declares emergency exists for November election in Louisiana; current Emergency Elections Plan is not sufficient to protect public health

BATON ROUGE —  Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order declaring that an emergency exists for Louisiana’s November election because of COVID-19, while also acknowledging ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to.

Richard: Improving your family’s health is more important than ever

Nearly six months into the pandemic, we find ourselves not in a “new normal” but a “no normal” state. Aside from three basic ways to ... Read more

1 month ago by Gary Dupré.

Clifton’s classes promote healthy lifestyles during COVID-19

LAPLACE — The average Louisianan is watching nearly 20 additional hours of television per week and doing 33 percent less exercise than before the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Thibodaux Regional opens acuity adaptable critical care unit

THIBODAUX – Thibodaux Regional Health System announced that its new 30-bed acuity adaptable Critical Care Unit (CCU) is now open. This innovative, leading-edge patient care ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to.

U.S. EPA review of chloroprene model reaches next step

LAPLACE — The US. Environmental Protection Agency intends to solicit peer review of a model that could change the way experts study the health impacts ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to.

St. Charles Parish shows increase in crime numbers since COVID-19 pandemic

LULING — The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports crime to the F.B.I. though the Uniform Crime Reporting System (U.C.R.). This system tracks crime through ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to.

Priced out of survival: COVID-19 pandemic worsens conditions for the working poor

LAPLACE — Data from 2018 shows that 31 percent of St. John the Baptist Parish households qualified as ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained and ... Read more

2 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Public school start day pushed back

RESERVE — The start date for St. John the Baptist Parish Public School teachers has been pushed back to Aug. 17. During Thursday’s virtual School ... Read more

2 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

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