Louisiana Economic Outlook Estimates The Pandemic Will Cost The State 105,000 Jobs
Lake Charles was set to lose an estimated 7,000 jobs this year due to the pandemic, before the storm hit.
Restaurants See 35% Year To Year Drop In Revenue
Staffing is still an issue for most restaurants.
United Cajun Navy Is Helping In The Hurricane Sally Response
The group estimates they have 25-30 boats ready to respond.
Main Street Grant Program Offers New, Faster Application Process
State Treasurer John Schroder says they’re relaxing some application rules for the Main Street Recovery Program with the aim of getting more businesses to sign up for relief grants worth up to 15,000 dollars.
Laura on Track to be Second-largest Insured Loss Event in Louisiana
Hurricane Laura is estimated to be an $8-9 Billion insured loss event, the second-highest in the state’s history only behind Katrina.
LABI to Auto Insurance Companies: Take a Look at Louisiana Legal Reform
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry is reaching out to auto insurance companies who are not currently offering coverage in Louisiana to let them know about the state’s legal reform from the most recent legislative session.
Infectious Disease Expert Weighs in on College vs. High School Sports
Our Lady of the Lake infectious disease expert Dr. Catherine O’Neal says it is not safe to have fall contact high school sports right now but says she is optimistic about college athletics.
Unemployed Louisianans Expected to Qualify for New Benefit
The new $300 federally-enhanced weekly unemployment benefits are expected to begin shipping in the next few weeks and will be retroactive to August 1st
Judges Rejects Requests for Restraining Order Against Bar Closure Order
Federal judges in New Orleans and Lafayette have rejected requests from bar owners for a restraining order against the Governor’s bar closure order. Those owners are suing the state over the issue.
Edwards to Consider Additional Restrictions Recommendations
Governor John Bel Edwards says he will consider new White House guidelines. The recommendations call for red zone states like Louisiana to close gyms, put tighter restrictions on indoor dining capacity to 25%, and limit gatherings to 10 people.
Talk of Mask Mandate for Louisiana Schools Causing Friction
State Education Superintendent Cade Brumley tells the House Education Committee that reopening schools next month during a pandemic will be a monumental task, but they’ve provided local school systems with guidance on how it can be done.
Health Experts Practice Patience in Dealing with COVID Test Results
If you’ve had significant exposure to a person with COVID-19 but still test negative should you go back to work before your 14-day quarantine ends? Health experts say no.