Understanding what the budget says isn’t always easy. The Current’s budget guru Geoff Daily is here to help.
In a letter laying out the various phases of what she calls the “20-21 Learn Lafayette” plan, Superintendent Irma Trosclair says collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Health will be ongoing throughout the school year. Coronavirus, she acknowledges, could push the district into an all-virtual scenario.
Readers asked about masks, reinfection, Florida and quarantining; Here’s what how the experts responded
There isn’t evidence that masks are unsafe. Lafayette is about as unsafe as Florida. Did they mention you should wear a mask?
Economy and budget columnist Geoff Daily hosted a live text-based Q&A session Friday, June 26. Here are his answers your burning questions about Lafayette’s economic outlook.
Lafayette General Health is pausing its community COVID-19 testing efforts in St. Martin Parish for part of this week. Testing in Arnaudville ends today.
The gist: Maybe. It depends when, where, if there’s a vaccine or if Lafayette gets its act together on wearing masks. We heard from 62 readers this week on our live music survey. The responses range (y’all got a lot of opinions), but for the most part what we’ve heard is things aren’t quite what they used to be.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced late Friday afternoon that 101 LCG employees were notified today that they will be laid off June 5 due to financial straits caused by coronavirus.
Lafayette General Health began offering voluntary coronavirus antibody testing to its employees this week. It will offer the lab-based serology test to all of its 4,500-plus employees and nearly 1,200 providers across its health system.
Lafayette General Health confirmed today that is working with Vitalant, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit community blood service providers, on collecting convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 as part of a program to treat patients infected with the virus.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of Resilient Louisiana, a state commission charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months.
One Acadiana today announced the launch of a new Economic Recovery Toolkit for businesses facing economic hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak.