coronavirus disease (COVID-19

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St. Landry Parish’s COVID-19 positivity rate down

St. Landry Parish’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 10.9% in the week ending Nov. 25, which was down from 11.9% for the week ending Nov. 18 and 11.1% for the week ending Nov. 11.
The state Department of Health’s coronavirus noon Wednesday report stated there were 3,604 new cases and 46 new deaths. But the case count included 1,551 backlogged cases going back to April.
In Louisiana as of Wednesday, there were 241,335 cases, 6,501 deaths, 1,288 in hospitals and 134 on ventilators.

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Mayor Scott Fontenot

City’s reopening hit some glitches

Golfing that had resumed at the Eunice Country Club had to be suspended for a week after a tournament was followed by a couple cases of COVID-19.
The reopening and shutdown is one of the few glitches in the city’s emergence from the coronavirus shutdown that started in March.
The country’s club’s Spring Classic was scheduled in April, but the club was shutdown then.
So the event was held Memorial Day weekend with about 50 people in attendance, according to Steve Saucier, club president.

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Tri-Parish schools to share in $41.9M for school improvements

Tri-Parish schools are to receive a share of $41.9 million in federal funding to help struggling schools.
A committee of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Tuesday approved allocations to improve over 500 struggling schools across the state.
The competitive allocations, which are expected to receive final approval by the full board at its Wednesday meeting, will support these schools as they implement their state-approved, evidence-based strategies for improvement during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Donate to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

We’re all in this together. That may be comforting, but it doesn’t change the fact that there are those among us who are in great need. When the working poor - ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constraint, Employed) is, in normal times, one emergency away from a financial crisis, we can bet that during the COVID-19 crisis, the situation is even worse.

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