Virus roundup … 

    • Albertsons announced this morning that it has partnered with the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination, so that Albertsons’ pharmacies can receive a direct allocation of COVID-19 vaccine once it is authorized, WBRZ-TV reports. 

    • A member of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ staff has tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office said Thursday. 

    • California on Thursday became the second state in the U.S. to top 1 million total coronavirus cases, following Texas, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

    • The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, and postpone the start of spring sports.  

    Read more stories on how the coronavirus is impacting the Baton Rouge business community. See a roundup of resources available to those impacted by the pandemic. Click here to see a 225 magazine list of local restaurants offering patio seating or indoor dining during phase three of reopening.