City Partners with LCMC Health to Open Mass Vaccination Site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The City of New Orleans announced a partnership today (March 3) with LCMC Health to launch a mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J, where vaccine appointments will begin for eligible residents Thursday, March 4. Those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in...

Let’s Talk About Health: The Vaccination Stigma in the Black Community

Featuring Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, Executive and Medical Director of  Metropolitan Human Services District Let’s Talk About Health is a monthly health segment featuring Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, the executive and medical director of Metropolitan Human Services District. In this month’s interview, Dr. Dunham and New Orleans Tribune editor Anitra Brown discussed...

Mayor Cantrell to Meet With President Biden at White House to Stimulus and Relief Package

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is expected to meet with President Joe Biden on Friday, Feb. 12, as part of a small group of mayors and governors invited by President Biden to discuss the importance of state and local funds in the next stimulus and relief package currently being considered by Congress. Some...

City Officials Launch Citywide Vaccine Waitlist

Today (Thursday, Feb. 11), the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD), New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Orleans Parish Communication District announce the launch of the Citywide Vaccine Waitlist. New Orleans residents 65 years of age and older (or otherwise eligible in the current phase) who have not...

City Will Begin Taking Applications for Rental Assistance Program on Feb. 15

The Mayor’s Office today (Wed., Feb. 10) announced an expansion of its rental assistance program with the recent allocation of $11.6 million in federal funds. The City is expecting an additional $14 million from the state of Louisiana for rental assistance. This program will begin taking applications on Monday, Feb....

Louisiana Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Residents between ages 65-69, other select groups now added to ongoing vaccinations Louisiana will begin vaccinating people between the ages of 65 and 69 against COVID-19 on Monday, February 8, expanding eligibility to more than 275,000 additional Louisianans, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, Feb. 4.  The availability of more...