Gov. Edwards is expected to address the state’s continued spike in COVID-19 cases, the alarming increase in hospitalizations, and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine for Louisiana residents 70 and older.
All eligible individuals who are currently receiving unemployment benefits for weeks ending January 2, 2021, through March 13, 2021, are also eligible to receive the additional Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) say the 6,754 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday, Dec. 30 is the highest single-day total of cases reported during the pandemic so far, without neither a backlog nor two day’s worth of cases.
The LSU football program and defensive coordinator Bo Pelini have mutually agreed to part ways after just one season, the university has announced. It has also been learned defensive coaches Bill Busch and Bill Johnson will not return.
A top official in LSU’s athletic department, who USA TODAY reported admitted to steering allegations against student-athletes to a superior instead of LSU’s Title IX coordinator, has voluntarily stepped down from his position on the committee to select the university’s next president.
The LSU men’s basketball game against the University of New Orleans scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) has been postponed due to NCAA and SEC COVID-19 protocols, the team announced on Twitter.
The second investigative article in one month by the national newspaper USA Today claims LSU had knowledge top officials in its athletic department violated Title IX policies in the past and did nothing to correct the problem when notified two years ago.
Attorneys representing Aaron Bowman, a man who a Louisiana State Police (LSP) Trooper allegedly used excessive force on during his May 2019 arrest in Monroe, La., held a news conference on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol Monday, Dec. 14.
LSU Athletics and head coach Ed Orgeron released statements on Wednesday, Dec. 9 regarding the LSU football team not participating in a bowl game this year. LSU will self-impose a one-year postseason ban on its football program for the 2020-21 bowl season.
For the second time in nearly 40 years, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) will host its annual Football Prep Classic state championships outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to the White House to participate in Tuesday’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit, alongside other governors and Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.