7:30 LRN Newscast 07/02/2020

State health experts warn people not to buy into a pop theory calling for people to purposefully get themselves infected with COVID-19 to create “herd immunity”. Matt Doyle has more.
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State and local officials are ramping up testing sites due to an uptick in corona cases in Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards says the state will begin cracking down on businesses who do not adhere to the rules. Louisiana reported its worse day for new cases since April…2083 new cases.

State Treasurer John Schroder announces that small businesses can begin applying for $275-million dollars’ worth of grants to supplement losses from COVD-19 towards the end of the month. Eligible businesses can receive up 15-thousand dollars. Schroder says his office will begin accepting applications on July 28th.
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To help keep students engaged in the learning process over the summer, the Louisiana Department of Education will partner with LPB and offer televised math instruction. Director of Math Science STEM, Jill Cowart says the instructional programming is designed for all students in kindergarten through ninth grade.
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