Is New Orleans a Super-Spreader Locked in a Mighty Battle With the Delta Variant?

July 24, 2021

When Teedy (Mayor LaToya Cantrell) issues her new advisory on Thursday suggesting – but not mandating – that vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks indoors and maintain six feet of separation, it reminded us once again of the serious toll the pandemic is still having on our citizens and  the economy.  Governor John Bel Edwards […]

CANCELLED: No New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades This Year

November 17, 2020

  Put away your tutus, ladders, and signs, there will be no Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in 2021. While this news is devastating for parade-lovers, and more importantly, New Orleans business owners, it’s not exactly surprising.  The US has surged in COVID cases over the last week, and our amount of cases is […]

Poll: Vast Majority Support Stay-at-Home Order in Louisiana, Despite Economy

May 6, 2020

According to an LSU Manship School Survey of Public Relations, the “re-open” protests on television might be overblown. In fact, Louisiana residents actually poll like the rest of the country, largely opposing premature efforts to re-open businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.  Louisiana residents have expressed broad bipartisan support for measures slowing the spread of coronavirus. […]

Cannabis in the Era of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

These are strange and trying times that we are currently living in, but you already know that. There has been some press coverage of the short- and long-term economic impacts on local and state government as a result of the pandemic but it will hit very soon. The Port of Louisiana is a major source […]

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 […]

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 […]

Governor John Bel Edwards Press Briefing Addresses Social Distancing, African American Deaths, and Small Businesses

April 7, 2020

As expected, there was good news and bad news at the Governor’s press briefing, with some of the highlights concerning African Americans infection rate, continued social distancing, and help for small businesses. Governor Edwards said, “Yesterday I announced we believe we’re seeing early signs that the mitigation efforts are starting to pay off.“However, “I don’t […]

Gov Edwards: Data Shows the Curve Could Be Flattening, Urges Residents to Continue Social Distancing

April 6, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards was cautiously optimistic during Monday’s COVID19 briefing, stating that data may be beginning to show the flattening of the curve in Louisiana. However, he urged residents to remain vigilant and continue social distancing measures. “We are hopeful we’re starting to see the beginning of flattening the curve,” Edwards said. “We have […]

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