Colorado State University Researchers Predict Active 2020 Hurricane Season
If life wasn’t already difficult enough, Colorado State University Hurricane researchers predict an active 2020 hurricane season.
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.
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.
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.
LSU AI Being Used to Hunt Down COVID-19 Treatments
LSU’s DeepDrug AI is being trained to analyze possible anti-viral drugs or drug combinations that could be used to treat COVID-19 patients.
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.
Governor Edwards Calls for Healthcare Volunteers
The Governor is asking healthcare students and recent grads along with retired nurses and doctors to volunteer for the fight against coronavirus, and fast-tracking new licenses to get them into the field.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Indicates More Testing is on the Way
A shortage of tests has proved to be a hurdle in the initial response to the coronavirus. Fauci says soon that will not be an issue.
Expert: Herd Immunity Key to Eventually Ending COVID-19
Our Lady of the Lake infectious disease specialist Catherine O’Neal says since a vaccine could be over a year away, our best hope to stop coronavirus is for state residents to slowly build up “herd immunity”.
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.
Chemical Plants Stay Open as Workers Adjust
While much of the state’s workforce has been told to go home, Louisiana’s chemical plant employees are still on the job producing goods needed to fight the virus.