COVID-19

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Edwards to extend Phase 2 restrictions

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that he will extend his Phase Two order, including the statewide mask mandate, closure of bars to on-site consumption and crowd size limits of no more than 50 people for at least another 21 days.
The current order expires on Friday. Edwards will sign a new order before the end of the week that extends this order through Aug. 28.

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Virus delays school work

Restoration work at Eunice Elementary has definitely been the project that cannot catch a break.
The latest culprit to delay the completion of work is the coronavirus.
Claudia Blanchard, school system director of operations, at a St. Landry Parish School Board Buildings, Lands and Sites Committee Zoom meeting on Monday, said workers had to stop due to the virus.
“Last month I was very optimistic and positive that our projects were moving along very well. This month is not so positive,” she said.

Roberts Cove Germanfest canceled, COVID-19 concerns

The executive committee for the 26th Roberts Cove Germanfest planned in October of 2020 has announced the festival held in Roberts Cove each year has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have debated over the last few weeks about what should happen and have decided, given the government and Diocesan restrictions, that canceling is our best course of actions at this time,” a news release states.

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Businesses can start applying today for Main Street grants

State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced small businesses can start applying at 9 a.m. Tuesday for grants through the Main Street Recovery Program. Applications can be completed online at www.louisianamainstreet.com
Act 311 of the Louisiana 2020 Regular Session set aside $275 million from the CARES Act for the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program. The program is designed to reimburse small businesses for pandemic-related expenses through grants.

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COVID-19 testing planned in Eunice

Free testing for COVID-19 is scheduled Wednesday and Friday at Eunice High School, according to a news release from Van Reed, St. Landry Parish director of Emergency Preparedness and public information officer.
This week’s testing will be third time the service has been offered here.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana National Guard partnered with parish government in Region 4 to offer the drive-through COVID-19 testing.
Other testing sites are scheduled. The schedule includes the following.
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