COVID-19

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Vermilion Parish OEP is waiting on more information on the date the
COVID vaccine will be received.

Now, no date given to take vaccine at Comeaux Park

Well, there is now no date set for people in Vermilion Parish to receive their vaccine for COVID-19.
Last week the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) informed Vermilion Parish’s Emergency Preparedness Director Homer Stelly that the state planned to be in the parish to administer the vaccine, starting next week.
Since then, Stelly received a phone call from the Louisiana Department of Health erasing a scheduled date and is now saying tentatively set towards the end of the month.

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Vermilion Parish middle, high schools to remain hybrid until Feb. 1

Vermilion Parish middle schools and high schools had planned to welcome all students back on Jan. 19.
Plans have changed.
Those students will instead remain on a hybrid schedule until Monday, Feb. 1. Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler said Wednesday afternoon that the current number of COVID-19 cases in the parish prompted the decision.
“Unfortunately, the number of cases and quaranitines in our schools have not yet begun to decline,” Byler said. “Because of this, we will remain Hybrid for middle and high school students until Feb. 1.”

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Louisiana Gov. Edwards keeping current COVID-19 restrictions in place without changes

(The Center Square) – Louisiana will stay in “Phase 2” of the White House-approved restrictions meant to limit the spread of COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday.
The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is increasing in every region of the state, officials report. The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is well above 10 percent statewide; officials would prefer to see a rate below 5 percent.

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HALF DOSES OF MODERNA VACCINE BEING CONSIDERED BY OFFICIALS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reports have indicated that the Food and Drug Administration is considering distributing half doses of the Moderna vaccine to younger patients in the hopes of inoculating more Americans.
Top officials in the FDA warn, however, that doing so could come with risks.
So far, just over 4 million Americans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which puts the U.S. far behind the 20 million dose schedule set for the end of 2030 by Operation Warp Speed.

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