430PM LRN News

The Trump Administration issues guidelines to states on how to reopen their economies in three “phases”. Phase one continues to encourage social distancing but allows activities like limited dine-in access to restaurants. Governor Edwards says any implementation of these phased reopenings will be done on the advice of his Resilient Louisiana Commission that will study the potential tradeoffs of opening the economy.

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New infections are down in Louisiana but the death toll continues to rise with 57 new COVID-19 fatalities reported today.

The Governor toured the PMAC today.  The home of LSU basketball is playing host to a giant operation to create PPE for frontline healthcare workers.  Interim LSU President Thomas Galligan says the operation started in the garage of the head of LSU’s Medical Physics department.

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Dangerous weather conditions are expected with the arrival of two cold fronts into the state this weekend. State climatologist Barry Keim says the first front will roll in late Friday night into Saturday morning.

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The forecaster puts the portion of Louisiana between I-10 and I-20 in the slight to an enhanced risk category for severe weather.

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is raising money to help bar owners stay afloat and keep your favorite local watering hole alive through the COVID Crisis. To contribute or to seek aid visit LHF’s website and look for the South Louisiana Bar Owner Relief Fund.

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That’s LHF Executive Director Jennifer Kelley who says locally officials could help bars by expanding alcohol delivery laws.