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Tulane responds to COVID-19


Front Lines: COVID-19 - Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Dean - Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, addresses misperceptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A number of departments across Tulane University are actively responding to the 2019 - 2020 outbreak of COVID-19. Researchers in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Primate Research Center, and Science and Engineering are addressing the disease on several fronts, from immediate response and containment, modeling to anticipate the disease spread, to development of a vaccine and treatments against the virus. 

We have also created a COVID-19 aggregate daily called Tulane Outbreak Daily at It features headlines, surveillance news, international updates, travel updates, publications, and some pre-publication information. You can subscribe to Tulane Outbreak Daily here.

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New Orleans updates from the city 

  • NOLA Ready
  • Text COVIDNOLA to 888777 for city updates responding to COVID-19
  • Public & private gatherings banned​, Report large gatherings to 311

Louisiana Department of Health

  • About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

World Health Organization - Emergencies: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 

Water Professionals Guide: 

COVID-19 Global Cases: 

Tulane Video Series about COVID-19

Front Lines: COVID-19 - Dr. Ronald Blanton, chair of the Tropical Medicine department at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, describes several aspects of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 epidemic: Coronavirus Discussion with Dr. Susan Hassig and Sue Barrosse

Lina Moses, PhD, discusses coordinating research efforts with the WHO on COVID-19

Understanding and Responding to the Novel Coronavirus, Moderated Panel Discussion at Tulane University