10:30 AM Newscast

For the first time in it’s 50-year history Jazz Fest will not happen. Matt Doyle has the story.

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A parishioner at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central has died from complications related to COVID-19. The pastor at that church in suburban Baton Rouge, Reverend Tony Spell, has refused to obey the governor’s order of no gatherings of ten people or more. An attorney for Spell is also hospitalized with COVID 19.

LSU Health Shreveport is bringing testing online that will allow them to check people’s blood for antibodies that may indicate they are immune to coronavirus. But Immunology Professor Matthew Woolard says it’s not just enough to know if you have anti-coronavirus antibodies, we need to know how effective they are, and how many are needed to be effective.
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If a person is found to have effective antibodies they could return to a normal life without fear of getting themselves or others sick.
A group dedicated to delivering meals to children in Southeast Louisiana is granted $50,000 to continue its operations through the summer from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for Community Crisis and Disaster Response.  Operation Manager for The Three O’clock Project Jeff Landry says he has hired more than 350 workers to prepare and distribute the meals.

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