10:30 LRN Newscast Jan 13

Governor Edwards extended the current modified Phase Two COVID public health order for another four weeks. He also appealed to businesses to do everything they can to maximize the number of workers who can work from home.

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Edwards says every region of the state has a positivity rate above ten percent.

Health officials are seeing strong demand for the COVID vaccine. Louisiana Hospital Association President Paul Salles says the state will expand eligibility in phases as the state gets more vaccines, you can schedule an appointment online or by phone in advance…

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Ochsner Health System says they have scheduled 113-thousand vaccine appointments over the next two months.

Just under 140,000 COVID-19 vaccines have now been officially administered in Louisiana. Roughly half of the vaccines the state is receiving are being held back for the moment, State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says that’s because the feds can’t promise us how many doses we will receive three to four weeks in the future…

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A study of NCAA athletes and COVID indicates that despite close contact associated with athletics, more student-athletes reported COVID exposure at social gatherings versus athletics.  Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Dr. Catherine O’Neal says it supports one can play sports but only when strict CDC mitigation guidelines are followed…

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