Gov. John Bel Edwards Orders Bars, Casinos Closed, Limits Restaurants

March 16, 2020

This article originally appeared on reportNOLA. It has been reprinted with permission. On Monday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation further limiting gatherings and business operations in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. “More aggressive steps are necessary to fight the spread of COVID-19 across Louisiana,” Edwards said. “These limitations were difficult […]

Be a Part of the Solution to Covid-19

March 16, 2020

  Like many of you, I watched the Mayor’s press conference yesterday at 3:00 p.m. anxiously anticipating the next steps our city might take to try to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.  First, the Mayor rightfully expressed her frustration with this weekend’s large crowds on Bourbon Street and the St. Patty’s Day gathering […]

Mayor Cantrell: “Social Distancing Is Not A Buzzword”

March 15, 2020

At a press conference on Sunday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and members of the New Orleans City Council continued to reiterate the importance of social distancing, as the number of presumptive positive cases in New Orleans reached 65, with two fatalities. “Social distancing is not a buzzword,” Cantrell said. “It’s reality.” Although for now New Orleans […]

COVID-19 Updates: WHO Pronounces Global Pandemic, Louisiana and New Orleans Declare Emergencies, European Travel Ban, and More

March 12, 2020

There was a rush of announcements and news related to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Let’s catch you up: WHO Declares a Pandemic On Wednesday, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, a global pandemic. The virus has affected at least 114 countries and killed 4,000 people. In the US, there are […]

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