New Orleans commemorates one year in fight against pandemic
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tuesday, March 9 marks one year since the first Coronavirus case was confirmed in Louisiana and everyone’s lives changed.
The state capitol lawn now displays thousands of white flags; each mark a Louisiana life lost to the virus.
The state health department reports more than 9,700 deaths due to COVID.
Ochsner Health employees held a moment of silence for the lives lost in the state and Jefferson Parish leaders held a memorial ceremony to honor the lives lost.
The CDC issued new guidance on Monday saying fully-vaccinated Americans could gather with other fully-vaccinated people without masks or social distancing.
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