Lost Jobs Create Eviction Worries: What Tenants Need to Know
Landlords may not be able to legally evict tenants due to Louisiana’s stay-at-home order through April 30th, but that does not excuse someone from paying rent.
COVID-19 Pandemic Contributing to Higher Flu Activity in Louisiana
Normally, flu activity goes down at this time of the year. However, State Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch says the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in about one in ten doctors visits being for flu-like symptoms.
44,000 Louisianans to Get Unclaimed Property Checks
The State Treasurer is shipping out four million dollars’ worth of unclaimed property checks to Louisianans this week.
Louisiana Sees First Healthcare Worker Death from COVID-19
A nurse at New Orleans East Hospital becomes the state’s first healthcare worker to die after testing positive for COVID-19.
Small Businesses Encouraged to File for Payroll Protection Act
Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves is encouraging small businesses to get a jump on filling out applications for the Payroll Protection Act.
Outlook for Oil Industry in Louisiana is Bleak
Oil is trading in the low twenties and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Gifford Briggs says the situation is dire.
Gig Economy Workers to See Unemployment Benefits
The Louisiana Workforce Commission has given the green light to eligibility for gig economy workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers to apply for unemployment assistance.
BBB Warns of Scams and Conartist During COVID-19 Outbreak
In times of crisis, scam artists will prey on your emotions and your wallet and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different.
Bayou Teche Brewing Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer
A shortage of hand sanitizers has some craft beer breweries and distilleries churning out the disinfectant.
Crawfish Industry Faces Uncertainty in Coronavirus Pandemic
The season saw a slow start before Carnival celebrations, and now people aren’t congregating for a crawfish boil because of the pandemic.
Medicaid Patients Face Loss of Coverage as COVID-19 Ramps up
Roughly 24,000 people were warned in mid-February they could lose Medicaid eligibility due to income requirements, with those cancellations set to happen mid-March right as COVID-19 is ramping up.
Governor Edwards Forms Coronavirus Task Force
Federal and state officials are ramping up preparation efforts for a possible coronavirus outbreak in Louisiana.