Lafayette has $28 million in federal coronavirus funds left to spend. It’s one-in-a-lifetime money that could do a lot of good.
A handful of nurses at the parish’s Public Health Unit are in line for raises of around $13,750 on average, depending on the Parish Council’s support.
This will be the eighth time since early 2020 that Louisiana has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases, Kanter said. But unlike in the early days of the pandemic, when the virus was entirely new and thousands of patients were being hospitalized every day, hospitals will likely not be faced with overwhelming patient numbers.
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The councils will take up budget corrections, funding to buy land for a new jail and revisit the question of hiring special counsel.
The latest economic output data indicates Lafayette is still in flux as it recovers from the economic impact of the pandemic. We’re gaining ground, but not as quickly as we need.
Acadiana is seeing roughly 300 new cases each day over the past two weeks. The highly contagious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are driving the uptick.
It’s a far cry from January, when about 1,500 new cases were reported per day at the peak of the omicron surge. It’s also not as high as the delta surge last September, when about 440 cases per day were reported.
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Compared with other rural communities, St. Landry Parish mounted a better pandemic response and has rivaled wealthier, urban peers. It has the second highest vaccination rate in Acadiana, sneaking up just behind Lafayette Parish.