7:30 LRN Newscast June 26

State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley outlines COVID safety guidelines for the upcoming school year, including the mandatory use of face coverings. Brumley says school districts will have to answer to the Louisiana Department of Health if there is non-compliance.
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The face mask requirement is for students third grade and above. Brumley is also encouraging school districts to make online learning available for students who do not want to return to the classroom.

Air quality alerts are up for much of southeast Louisiana, Lafayette and Lake Charles because of particle pollution from the Saharan dust cloud. If you have respiratory issues, DEQ Administrator Jason Myers recommends wearing an N95 mask while outside…
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COVID-19 is impacting summer travel. The AAA travel forecast shows Americans will take 700-million trips, down nearly 15% compared to last July through September. AAA spokesperson Don Redman most people will drive to their destinations, while other transportation methods will see a sharp decline.
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Most cruise lines ahve suspended all deparatures until at least August 1st.

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the first batch of hemp grown in Louisiana and tested by their laboratory is in compliance. Strain says the next step is for the hemp that was grown in southwest Louisiana to be dried out and that can happen at a processing facility…
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