2:30 LRN newscast April 17

Phase One of the federal guidelines on reopening the economy call for limited access to dine in restaurants and gyms, reopening of elective surgical centers, and more. Matt Doyle has local reaction…
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on CNN she understands the NFL is looking at its options when it comes to starting the regular season in September, but she thinks no fans inside the Superdome is the best way to go.

At this hour, Governor Edwards is at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, where university employees are producing Personal Protective Equipment for those on the frontline in the fight against COVID -19. LSU interim president Thomas Galligan credits the ability of departments to work in unison…
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Galligan says vinyl from old billboards is being used to make gowns.

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is raising money to help bar owners stay afloat and keep your favorite local watering hole alive. LHF Executive Director Jennifer Kelley says all bars are closed and unlike restaurants, they don’t have the option of takeout or delivery.
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To contribute or seek aid, go to L-H-F’s website.