Month: March 2020

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Hang tight, Lafayette, the money is coming

Everyone expected dollars would start flowing at the stroke of a pen, but the size and scope of the bill means there’s more to iron out, even as the federal government works to turn on the taps quickly.

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Link to nola.com Is coronavirus growth slowing in New Orleans? Trends suggest so, but virus is surging elsewhere

Data suggests that coronavirus cases are slowing, but a trend isn’t well established yet. Researchers are reluctant to say the worst is behind New Orleans. During the breakout in Wuhan, a five-day dip in new cases preceded a massive spike.

Source: Is coronavirus growth slowing in New Orleans? Trends suggest so, but virus is surging elsewhere | Coronavirus | nola.com

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Virus Update

The gist: COVID-19 numbers continue to rise around the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state saw a 19% increase in cases since yesterday to a grand total of 2746 and 119 deaths. Though the numbers seem daunting, and they are, Edwards said, the state’s testing has improved, and as of now, Louisiana is one of the top five states for testing per capita.

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Link to nola.com Historic coronavirus relief package to send money to residents passed by U.S. House

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation’s history. It will ship payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans, bolster unemployment benefits, offer loans, grants and tax breaks to businesses large and small and flush billions more to states, local governments and the nation’s all but overwhelmed health care system.

Source: Historic coronavirus relief package to send money to residents passed by U.S. House | Coronavirus | nola.com