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Louisiana extends phase two of reopening for 28 more days

The phase two of reopening has been extended by Governor John Bel Edwards for 28 more days. During a press conference of Monday, June 22, Edwards urged Louisiana residents to continue practicing alleviation efforts, including wearing a mask, social distancing, frequent hand washing and staying home if sick.

Staff Reports

June 23, 2020

Phase three of reopening has been postponed for the state of Louisiana.  On June 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards stated in a press conference that Louisiana will remain in Phase two for at least 28 more days. “We will not be moving to phase three when the order expires at the end of this week,” announced Ed...

COVID-19 vaccine: a work in progress

COVID-19 vaccine: a work in progress

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

On April 23 in Oxford, England, Europe’s first human trial of the coronavirus vaccine began. This vaccine, along with many others currently being in development around the globe, is the start of a race to find a cure for the coronavirus. According to an article published by BBC News, more than 800 ...

Gov. Edwards lifts stay-at-home order, moves to phase one of reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards ordered a stay-at-home order on March 22 that directed residents to limit movement from their houses beyond essential needs. On May 11, Edwards announced the first phase of reopening begining May 15.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will be lifting the stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15 and will be moving to phase one of reopening based on the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.  After examining downward trends of hospitalizations and new cases per capi...

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

People around the country are now protesting to open the economy back up. Numerous protesters believe that the government is taking away their freedoms and rights. In reality, they are the ones putting everyone in danger with their selfishness and making state stay-at-home orders expand. Many of th...

Students with loved ones in the medical field forced to make additional adjustments

Students with family members in health care have had to make more adjustments to their lives, taking additional safety measures and being distanced from their loved ones.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Throughout the past several weeks, students have been forced to stay at home with their families as Louisiana responds to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some students with parents in the medical profession have had to make additional adjustments. On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a stay-at-ho...

‘Mask Up & Make a Difference’ combats supply shortages

Alumna Valerie Saba is one of many volunteers to make and donate masks to the “Mask Up & Make a Difference” initiative. Each mask, all supplies and every monetary donation will go toward assisting front-line healthcare workers during this time of low inventory and high demand.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is partnering with the Southeastern Foundation to help with the low supply of medical masks for healthcare workers amidst the global emergency. The project will also aid current and future graduates of the university who are working on the front lines. The initi...

Louisiana COVID-19 numbers grim but improving

Louisiana COVID-19 numbers grim but improving

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

As of April 27, the number of worldwide COVID-19 cases is 3 million with over 200,000 deaths. In the United States alone, there are 1 million cases and over 56,000 deaths reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Louisiana, over 27,000 cases were reported with over 1,600 deaths. On Tu...

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

The words “spring break” can be the medication to any student’s exhausted, college-torn soul. Spring semester has a knack for blurring into a distressing sequence of papers, quizzes and exams. It can get difficult to just stop and breathe.  Usually, spring break lets us do just that. We get to let some o...

Taylor Hall resident contracts COVID-19

Taylor Hall resident contracts COVID-19

Dylan Meche and Elana Guillory, Staff Reporters

April 8, 2020

On March 31, the university confirmed that a student who previously resided on campus tested positive for COVID-19. According to the university, the student resided in Taylor Hall during the 2019-2020 school year. However, it is believed that the student has not been on campus since March 21, and...

Coronavirus: Myths vs. Facts

Home remedies that include ingredients such as garlic are rumored to treat COVID-19. While home remedies might alleviate symptoms of the coronavirus, there is no definite cure as of March 2020.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

False information for the COVID-19 virus has been circulating social media platforms since the beginning of the pandemic. Heat, essential oils, garlic, chlorine dioxide and other fake vaccines have been rumored to treat the virus. More concerning and harmful false treatments like drinking bleach and...

Quarantine and the problems that may arise from it

Quarantine and the problems that may arise from it

Kayla Noll, Wellness Coordinator from UHC

April 3, 2020

Quarantine, isolation and social distancing have been more common lately with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a means of reducing the spread of the virus in hopes to even out the curve and not overwhelm our healthcare system. The difference between isolation and quarantine is as follows: isolation...

How social distancing can reduce the spread of the coronavirus

Customers at a Trader Joes in Cambridge, Massachusetts practice social distancing as they wait in line. Maintaining a six feet distance can help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Since the novel coronavirus has become a prominent aspect of our daily lives, the term “social distancing” has emerged to help prevent the spread of the disease. Social distancing is the practice of maintaining a physical distance from a person to lower the risk of contracting an illness or a...

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