Unemployment Benefits Paid to 404,000 Louisianans Since March 22nd
The Louisiana Workforce Commission has paid over a billion dollars in unemployment payments since March 22nd.
Requirements Announced as Restaurants Prepare to Open Outdoor Dining
Beginning Friday, restaurants with existing outdoor seating across the state can allow customers to eat on-site.
Trump & Edwards Meet as Louisiana GOP Leaders Consider Rare Step
Governor Edwards met with President Donald Trump Wednesday in the Oval Office and afterwards praised the federal government’s commitment to supply Louisiana with enough test kits so that it can test at least 200,000 individuals a month for the coronavirus.
UL Lafayette Student’s Face Mask Sewing Project Gets National Attention
Sewing with Savoie founder Christine Savoie says requests for masks have picked up with the CDC now recommending wearing a face covering when in public.
Edwards: Protests Won’t Change My Mind on Stay-at-Home Order
A protest over the state’s stay at home order is planned for Saturday at the Louisiana State Capitol.
Childcare Providers Encouraged to Apply for Federal Funding
The Louisiana Department of Education will award nearly $10 million to childcare providers who are hurting for cash during the coronavirus shutdown. The money comes courtesy of the CARES Act.
Education Officials Provide Local School Districts with Grading Details
Historically, school systems used assessments to determine promotion to the next grade for students. Assistant state superintendent Ken Bradford says this year, the Department of Education is advising districts to use other tools.
Fund Created for Struggling Bar Owners
The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is raising money to help bar owners stay afloat and keep your favorite local watering hole alive through the COVID Crisis.
Louisiana K-12 School Closures to Continue Because of Virus
Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping K-12 public school campuses shuttered through the remainder of the academic year because of the coronavirus.
Nungesser Lays out Ideas for Reopening Restaurants
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state is working on a set of guidelines to potentially get restaurants and other service industry businesses open in May.