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LSU study seeks ideas on how to cope with crisis

LSU Department of Sociology Associate Professor Frederick Weil and more than 50 LSU students begin in-depth interviews with families and community leaders this month to source novel solutions for how to meet basic needs during an unprecedented crisis, such as the current pandemic. Their goal is to build a toolbox of ideas to help communities everywhere.

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98 St. Landry entities received at least $150K in federal program

More than 4,500 jobs are linked to entities in St. Landry Parish approved for loans of at least $150,000 through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Information identifying some of the recipients of assistance through the program was released by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Organizations receiving at least $150,000 were identified and many included how many jobs were supported in the program. In some cases, jobs were not listed.

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Long lines of vehicles waited for COVID-19 test by the National Guard at Eunice High School on Thursday. (Photos by Myra Miller)

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Gerry Kobe, of Mamou, left, gets a virus test on Thursday. At right is Kevin Porter.

Coronavirus flares up in area

The coronavirus is making itself known in Acadiana as parishes are experiencing spikes in cases.
The seven-parish Acadiana region recently had a 25% increase in cases to a seven-day total of 1,591 and a seven-day positive test rate of 10%.
There was no count, but a long line of vehicles waited for virus tests at Eunice High School on Thursday morning.
Acadian Medical Center on Thursday announced a return to visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus. Visitors will be screened and requested to wear a mask if allowed to enter to the hospital.

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UL Lafayette fall semester calendar changes show COVID-19 impact

LAFAEYTTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will begin its Fall 2020 semester on Aug. 17.
The earlier start date is one of several changes the University has made to its academic calendar as it prepares for the safe resumption of on-campus instruction and housing and residential life in the fall.
The last day of classes is Nov. 20.
Final exams will conclude on Nov. 25.
Fall break, originally scheduled for Oct. 1-2, has been canceled.
Fall 2020 Commencement will be Dec. 8.

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