COVID-19

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Rep. Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City, said constituents feel uneasy about the state’s plans to trace people who have come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Virus tracing makes some Republicans queasy

Republican legislators said this week that many of their constituents are uneasy about contact tracing, a key tool in the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan to determine who has been in contact with someone who tests positive for the virus so they can quarantine and prevent further spread.

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What’s open and what’s closed?

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that Louisiana will move into Phase 1 reopening on May 15. Phase 1 is hoped to last 21 days until June 5, when the state could move into Phase 2. The order when issued later this week will also lift the 10-person gathering restriction but require all employees working with the public to wear masks.
Edwards encouraged those vulnerable individuals to stay home as much as possible.
Aquariums: open to the public at 25% of their capacity, with no organized tours and no tactile exhibits.

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Why are store shelves empty? AgCenter experts explain

Walk into any grocery store in February and there were aisles of well-stocked shelves with dizzying choices of packaged meats, vegetables, grains, fruits, snacks and treats. The hardest part was deciding which food and which brand to buy
Contrast that to grocery shopping now. Customers wearing homemade cloth masks are finding those same grocery aisles depleted.

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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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Louisiana Phase One reopening begins

"After discussing the data with experts at the Louisiana Department of Health and epidemiologists and the Resilient Louisiana Commission, we will be moving to Phase One [partial reopening] on Friday, May 15, so we will be lifting the stay at home order." And with that announcement by Governor John Bel Edwards, thousands of Louisianans breathed a sigh of relief with the hope of getting back on their feet financially.

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