Downtown COVID-19 testing briefly suspended after power outage

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

Around 10,000 Entergy customers in New Orleans lost power when an animal damaged equipment at the Derbigny substation on March 9. The culprit was probably a bird, Entergy said.

Sparks fly from a downed power line in connection to the garage fire around 11 p.m. Saturday night near Clara and Nashville.

Tulane University’s downtown campus was part of the outage. On March 10, Tulane canceled COVID-19 testing at the LaSalle location and the Hutchinson Building downtown. All test results from March 9 were delayed up to 72 hours

Tulane asked nonessential employees in affected buildings to work remotely on March 10. Professors held classes from several downtown buildings online

Power was restored downtown by March 10.

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