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Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that went  into effect March 23 at 5 p.m. to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. “In Louisiana, we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is no...

An update on the pandemic: coronavirus

An update on the pandemic: coronavirus

Daniel McClian, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

On Jan. 30, COVID-19 was declared a “public health emergency of international concern.” On March 13, President Donald Trump declared the outbreak a national emergency. Symptoms of the coronavirus consist of fever, coughing, shortness of breath and in some cases, pneumonia. These symptoms can ...

Fear is more viral than the virus itself

Fear is more viral than the virus itself

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

It’s really no secret that COVID-19, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, has caused economic concerns both domestically and overseas.  If you go to any grocery store, you might have a hard time finding the disinfecting products you’re looking for. Rubbing alcohol? They don’t have it...

Coronavirus halts in-person classes, changes daily life in Louisiana and around the globe

Coronavirus halts in-person classes, changes daily life in Louisiana and around the globe

Staff Reports

March 17, 2020

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, the university took precautionary measures to transition face-to-face classes to online classes. Following President John L. Crain’s mass email regarding the decision on Thursday, March 12 to move towards remote learning, there have been several operational...

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

AP News

March 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don’t get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors were cl...

It should not be taken lightly

It should not be taken lightly

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

Although the flu is what Americans should be fully worried about since it causes 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year, the quick widespread of the coronavirus has many people anxious since its discovery in December 2019. Like swine flu and Ebola, the new case of coronavirus has sparked global outr...

What is coronavirus or COVID-19?

What is coronavirus or COVID-19?

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus has led to global health concerns and triggered quarantines, turmoil in financial markets and a frenzy of misinformation. The virus, named SARS-CoV-2, causes a disease known as coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. According to the National Health Commission, as of March 8,...

North Oaks chief medical officer addresses coronavirus concerns

North Oaks chief medical officer addresses coronavirus concerns

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

In order to ease concerns of faculty and students, a representative from North Oaks Health System discussed the global coronavirus pandemic. The university hosted two coronavirus discussion sessions on March 4-5 in the Student Union Theatre. Both sessions were led by Dr. Rob Peltier, chief medical...