Lake Loot Q&A March 31, 2020

6:40 Q: Young people say that when you start paying for THIS it is a sure sign that you have become an adult. What? A: Streaming services Winner: Dennis Riecke from Covington! 7:10 Q: There has been a more than 150% increase in this type of work in the last 10 years. What is it?…

Economic Help on the Way

Chris Masingill, CEO of STPDD called to update our listeners on where we are with the federal help that is coming. He talked about what business owners should be doing now and he shared that there are some employers on the Northshore who are hiring. Hear his interview below.

State Numbers Climb

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 4,025 cases reported from 3,251 state tests and 30,853 commercial tests. 185 people have now died from the Coronavirus. 1,158 COVID patients are in hospitals, 385 of them require ventilators. Orleans Parish has 1,480 cases reported and 86 deaths have occurred there. There are…

Northshore Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund

The Northshore Community Foundation launched the Northshore Emergency Relief Fund on March 14, amid the growing COVID-19 crisis. By March 25, the Foundation had made its first round of grants to deploy much-needed funds to the critical organizations who are working to feed our most vulnerable populations. In its first round of grants, the Foundation…

Supplemental SNAP Benefits Today

Many Louisiana households who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in March will see an extra boost on their SNAP cards today, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing supplemental SNAP benefits to bring each household to its maximum allotment by size, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Households…

Parish Government Urging People to Stay Home

Parish Government says they have officially closed parks, playgrounds, and the Tammany Trace. Please know that should citizens choose to use the Trace for the next couple of weeks, there will be no presence of rangers for your security or to provide assistance to you, if needed. Additionally, the drawbridge near Lacombe remains in the…

Edwards to Extend Stay at Home Order

Yesterday Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said he is ready to keep stay-at-home guidelines in place and schools closed through the end of next month — April 30 — after the White House announced it is recommending people continue social distancing through that same time. The governor said a modification to his own stay-at-home proclamation…