State Numbers Include St Tammany Death

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 1,388 cases reported from 1,852 state tests and 6,751 commercial tests. 46 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Orleans Parish has 675 cases reported and 26 deaths have occurred there. There are 293 cases in Jefferson and 6 death. East Baton Rouge has…

Bathrooms Closed on Tammany Trace

Parish Government says the Tammany Trace remains open, however, Parish-owned and maintained public bathrooms along the Trace located at the Koop Drive, Slidell and Lacombe Trailheads, will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 25. Trace users are asked to respect social distancing, and remember dogs and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Tammany Trace.

Chamber Highlights New Resources

The St Tammany Chamber of Commerce is listing some resources for local businesses. They say Louisiana Economic Development has a new hotline for Louisiana businesses. You can call 225-342-4321 between 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. with questions related to the impact of the coronavirus. The SBA announced automatic deferment on existing SBA Disaster Loans through December…

Disaster Declaration Approved

Gov. Edwards has requested a major disaster declaration for Louisiana to combat the spread of COVID-19. As the number of cases of COVID-19 grows and the state’s efforts to combat the spread of illness intensifies, Edwards said the declaration would allow the federal government to provide additional support for state and local agencies in dealing…

Fatal Wreck on LA21

On Tuesday, March 24, shortly after 6:30 AM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a multi-vehicle, fatal crash on LA 21 North at Pools Bluff Rd. in Washington Parish.  The crash claimed the life of 47-year-old Wade J. Gilson of Odessa, TX. Troopers believe Gilson was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on LA 21…

Causeway Not Taking Cash

The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission has made temporary changes to cash operations of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll bridge in order to follow statewide mandates of social distancing to help reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The changes will be in place until April 22, 2020. Motorists who do not have an…