AGENDA FOR CHILDREN AND CARE.COM FORM PARTNERSHIP IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IMPACT ON ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN LOUISIANA

April 17, 2020

New Orleans, LA and Waltham, MA, April 13, 2020 — Agenda for Children announced a new partnership with Care.com today, in continuation of ongoing efforts to support essential workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This partnership supports essential workers in Louisiana in finding safe, accessible in-home childcare, while also providing opportunities to work […]


Local Historical Tour Guide Company Starts Fundraiser to Support Industry Workers Unable to Receive Relief

April 16, 2020

It is no secret that the stay at home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devestating effect on the local service industry. For most service industry jobs, some relief has been available in one form or another. Unfortunately, our local tour guide companies and employees are not seeing any such relief. One […]


There’s Been a Spike in People Dying at Home in Several Cities. That Suggests Coronavirus Deaths Are Higher Than Reported.

April 16, 2020

“Bring out your dead” by VideoVik is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In recent weeks, residents outside Boston have died at home much more often than usual. In Detroit, authorities are responding […]


BREAKING: Mayor Cantrell Extends Stay-At-Home Mandate Through May 15

April 15, 2020

As deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) approach 300 in Orleans Parish, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced today that the citywide stay-at-home order would be expanded past the original April 30th deadline.  At 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, Christina Watkins of WDSU tweeted that the city’s stay-at-home order has officially been extended through […]


Local Organizations, NOLA Lapel Pins and SEW DAT NOLA are Supplying Masks to the Community While Also Donating to Those on the Frontlines

April 15, 2020

Local organizations have come together to supply the citizens of New Orleans with high quality, affordable, CE certified masks, while also donating K95 masks to essential workers and senior citizens. NOLA Lapel Pins is working with the PPE NOLA initiative to supply PM2.5 masks for purchase to the general public. These masks are 100% machine […]


Governor Edwards Makes Request for Food Bank Donations During COVID-19 Shortages

April 15, 2020

During today’s daily press conference, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards responded to a Shreveport resident’s question inquiring as to whether there was any way to volunteer directly to  help stop the spread of COVID-19. Besides the requests to stay at home, social distance, practice good hygiene and wear a mask when going out in public […]


At Least 19 Children at a Chicago Shelter for Immigrant Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

April 15, 2020

ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for The ProPublica Illinois newsletter for weekly updates. At least 19 children and two employees at a Chicago shelter for immigrant youth have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, in what appears to be the largest outbreak of […]


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