8:30 LRN Newscast June 27

Governor Edwards is demanding businesses comply with coronavirus restrictions as the state reported another 13-hundred cases yesterday. Earlier this month, the governor loosened capacity restrictions on businesses and re-opened bars. The governor says that decision is not why we are seeing a spike in cases…
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Businesses who have employees that come in contact with customers are required to wear masks. And Edwards says the public should be wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and washing hands frequently.

Assistant health secretary Dr. Alex Billioux says the vast majority of new cases is coming from community spread. Billioux says the percentage of tests that are positive is eight-percent, the federal goal is to keep it below 10-percent.
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The University of Louisiana System is bracing for a 28 million dollar net hit to revenue this fiscal year, and is planning for a five percent total drop in revenue for the fiscal year starting Wednesday. Matt Doyle has the story.
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LSU has set its fall academic calendar. Classes will begin August 24th. The fall holiday in October has been canceled and students will not return to campus to finish the fall semester after the Thanksgiving holiday. The final few classes and finals will be held online.