Citing “unprecedented fiscal challenges,” Lafayette’s mayor-president is setting expectations for deep cuts.
Acadiana women are turning to shelters for help in higher numbers and, in many cases, showing up with more serious injuries, counselors and shelter operators say.
In Louisiana, 60% of the more than 1,000 deaths reported to date were African American. Locally, it’s hard to get a handle on how that trend is playing out.
Projections by the St Louis Federal Reserve Bank rank the Lafayette metro area as having the 20th highest percentage of jobs at high risk of unemployment due to the coronavirus out of the 150 largest metro areas in the country.
Diagnosed coronavirus cases across Louisiana climbed to 21,016 but with just 421 new cases, the fewest registered in a single day since March 29.
Cristina Martinez, an event planner and former radio show host, moonlights as a coronavirus reporter for Lafayette’s Spanish language community
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Radio personality Carol Ross took to community app NextDoor to promote a vigil for healthcare workers in River Ranch Town Square, a gathering that would flout Louisiana’s stay-home order at a time when officials up and down the political spectrum are urging the public not to gather. Her Nextdoor neighbors put a stop to it, calling out the conservative talk radio host’s gesture.
Coronavirus spread to thousands of Louisianans from sick patients who showed symptoms in early March, while their infections went unreported because of too few tests, limits on who got them and delays in getting the results, state health department data show.
At stake is whether Louisiana residents plan to curtail their seasoned celebration of crawfish boils in the face of pandemic.
Lafayette’s oil and gas industry is facing existential challenges that far outstrip the short-term subsidies being offered by the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus package.
As of Wednesday, there were 713 cases reported in Acadiana, which the state health department defines as the parishes of Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Evangeline, Acadia, Vermilion and Iberia. That marked 42% increase over five days, slightly outpacing the statewide increase.