New Report Reveals Breakthrough Cases Among Vaccinated Are Extremely Rare

The rate of breakthrough cases reported among those fully vaccinated is well below 1 percent in all reporting states, ranging from 0.01 percent in Connecticut to 0.90 percent in Oklahoma. The rate of breakthrough cases in the District of Columbia stands at 0.04 percent. Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National...

State Department of Corrections Suspends Visitation

With the surge of COVID-19 positive cases in Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) has suspended prisoner visitation and volunteering effective immediately through August 16, at Louisiana's eight state-run prisons. The Department has taken this precautionary measure to protect its staff and prisoner populations.In lieu of visitation,...

City Issues Indoor Mask Advisory

The rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past several weeks has prompted officials with the City of New Orleans to issue an indoor mask advisory, asking everyone to wear a mask indoors when with people who are not members of their immediate family. “The alarming transmission data we’ve...

City Partners with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) to Prevent Foreclosures for Homeowners Affected by COVID-19

The City of New Orleans has partnered with the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), to prevent Orleans Parish homeowners directly or indirectly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) from foreclosure. The program is for low-income homeowners and owner-occupied landlords (1-4 units) who are behind or in arrears on their mortgage payments and who need...