BATON ROUGE – The total reported cases of coronavirus reached 13,010 across the state, while the death toll increased to 477 according to tabulations the Louisiana Department of Health released Sunday.
BATON ROUGE -- Capital Area United Way has launched a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to aid the 10-parish service area in the recovery efforts from the novel coronavirus. The funds raised through this process will be used to aid the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) populat…
BATON ROUGE – School systems need to take measures to maintain engagement with K-12 students and their parents throughout the closures as part of Louisiana’s Stay at Home order and school closures, according to the two top governing bodies for public education.
BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards is encouraging small business owners across the state to immediately apply for assistance with payroll, rent and other operational expenses through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, if they have not already done so.
NEW ROADS – Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak has prompted Pointe Coupee Parish President Major Thibaut to seek help from state and federal officials for financial relief.
BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Louisiana will receive an additional 200 ventilators from the federal Strategic National Stockpile in response to the coronavirus pandemic. With this commitment, Louisiana will have received a total…
BATON ROUGE – The total number of coronavirus patients increased by more than 2,000 statewide and the death told reached 409, while three more cases have been reported in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to statistics the Louisiana Department of Health released Saturday.
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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s modeling data show the state on course to require 2,500 new hospitalizations a day in the New Orleans area by mid-May, if the public does not adhere to COVID-19 mitigation measures like Gov. Edwards’ Stay at Home order.
BATON ROUGE – Reported cases of coronavirus surpassed the 10,000 mark, according to totals the Louisiana Department of Health released Friday.
BATON ROUGE – The Stay at Home order Gov. John Bel Edwards imposed in March will now last through April 30 in hopes the state can slow the spread of COVID-19.
The spike in coronavirus cases and the forthcoming announcement from Gov. John Bel Edwards to extend the “Stay at Home” mandate could put the current school year in further disarray.
BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new text alert system that will provide timely COVID-19 updates and other critical guidance directly from the governor’s office to Louisiana residents.
BATON ROUGE – The executive order that extends the “Stay at Home” mandate across Louisiana will likely take effect tomorrow as the state grapples with the coronavirus outbreak totals nearing the 10,000 mark.
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) on Thursday reports 2,726 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 9,150 cases. More than 95% of these positive results are from tests conducted in commercial labs.
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typicall…
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards will extend the “Stay at Home” mandate until April 30, but it will not mean an end to restrictions, he said.
The Louisiana Office of Community Development is accepting public comments on Action Plan Amendment 13, which adjusts existing program budgets and beneficiaries and creates a program to address unmet recovery needs from the Great Floods of 2016.
NEW ROADS -- Boaters are still welcome to converge on the waters of False River, Parish President Major Thibaut said Wednesday.
The coronavirus has put the state in a sharp turn away from what promised to be a prosperous 2020 session, according to state Rep. Jeremy LaCombe.
BATON ROUGE – Seven more coronavirus cases have been reported in Pointe Coupee Parish and more than 1,200 statewide, according to the totals the Louisiana Department of Health released Tuesday.
NEW ROADS – Reported violations of the state “Stay at Home” order from Gov. John Bel Edwards prompted Pointe Coupee Parish President Major Thibaut to expand regulations to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
WASHINGTON – The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board will receive additional funding for the Head Start program as part of a funding package from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy said Monday.
NEW ORLEANS – Work is underway to ramp up coronavirus testing in rural areas and gain more access to ventilators and hospital beds, Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
BATON ROUGE – A shortage of vital healthcare has added to the need for residents to “stay home” orders and social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association sharply criticized U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s move Saturday that blocked funds that would have helped workers in Louisiana’s independent oil and gas industry and service sector.
BATON ROUGE -- Commissioner Jim Donelon issued Emergency Rule 40 to address the statewide public health emergency declared by Governor John Bel Edwards for the state of Louisiana as a result of the imminent threat posed to Louisiana citizens by COVID-19.
BATON ROUGE – The total number of coronavirus cases in Louisiana continued a sharp climb, according to daily report the Louisiana Department of Health released at noon today.
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) has been notified that two employees at different state prisons tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first confirmed staff cases within the LDOC.
American jobless claims soared to a record high last week as an ongoing economic shutdown took effect due to the coronavirus.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana continues an uphill battle against spread of the coronavirus, but another challenge awaits state lawmakers once those numbers drop, according to Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder.
BATON ROUGE -- Totals for today (Thursday, March 26) showed the largest increase to date in the number of coronavirus cases across Louisiana, including the first in Pointe Coupee Parish.
BATON ROUGE – A statewide non-profit organization seeks help from donors and volunteers who can help provide food to those in need.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, along with additional emergency funding.
NEW ROADS – President Donald Trump approved a request from Gov. John Bel Edwards for additional support in local agencies to deal with the coronavirus, a move that could help state and Pointe Coupee Parish government with inevitable hardships.
BATON ROUGE – The statewide coronavirus count spiked to nearly 1,800 cases Wednesday as federal, state and local officials work to flatten the curve on the rapid rise on the deadly disease, which has brought local, national and world activities to a halt.
BATON ROUGE- State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission …
BATON ROUGE -- While many businesses have directed employees to work from home to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, grocery stores are largely keeping their doors open so people can continue to shop for food and other necessities.
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a major disaster declaration Monday night from President as the total number of positive cases of coronavirus continues to rise at a staggering rate across Louisiana.
The statewide total on positive cases of coronavirus is now near 1,400 as of noon Tuesday, in the latest LDH report.
The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana is warning the public of some current scams hitting our area in relation to the coronavirus.
The coronavirus and other issues led to the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board’s decision to end the free lunch/breakfast program it began last week.
BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards will be joined by health experts and members of his administration for a live statewide discussion on Louisiana’s response to COVID-19. It will air from 7-8 PM on television and radio stations across the state and on multiple digital platforms. Th…
BATON ROUGE – The positive cases of coronavirus across Louisiana spiked past 1,100, according to the count released Monday by the Louisiana Department of Health.
NEW ROADS – Parish officials put additional precautionary measures – including a full shutdown of the courthouse – into effect Monday in Pointe Coupee as the coronavirus count continues a spike across the state.
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a stay-at-home mandate Sunday for residents statewide amid the rapidly rising total of positive cases of coronavirus.