8:30 A.M. LRN News 10/21/21

Among the places hit hardest by Hurricane Ida, Lafourche Parish continues its road to rebuilding. Kevin Gallagher has more…:
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Instances of COVID-19 are easing in Louisiana, that according to Governor John Bel Edwards who was asked about the situation during Wednesday’s “Ask the Governor” show.
It’s noteworthy that 83 percent of those currently hospitalized with COVID have not been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Edwards says figures show that the coronavirus is easing its grip on Louisiana.
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One of the biggest tourist events in the state is scheduled to return next spring. Festival International which draws 400,000 people to downtown Lafayette is set for April 27th to May 1st. Executive Director Scott Feehan says Louisiana Economic Development also attends the event and invites international companies they are recruiting to come to the Bayou State.
While some large events across the country are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry, Feehan says that’s not really an option for an outdoor festival that is free of tickets and boundaries. With 2022 being the first in-person festival since the pandemic he says they’ll add things like hand sanitizing stations.
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There are two college football games tonight, the Ragin Cajuns are at Arkansas State. U-L Lafayette seeks a 12th straight Sun Belt win on the road. And Tulane is at 21st ranked SMU.