United Way Fund for Hospitality Workers

Michael Williamson joined us to talk about this fund. Info is below and in the interview above. United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Entergy Corporation are committing $250,000 and $200,000, respectively, to stand up the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund. They say there are over 72,000 individuals employed in hospitality and tourism industry, which accounts…

Workforce Commission Info

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has information for workers in Louisiana if any of these situations apply to you Your work hours were reduced because of lack of work due to Coronavirus. Your workplace closed temporarily, and you are not being compensated. You have been instructed not to go to work, and you are not being…

Latest Statewide Numbers

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of last night we had 392 cases reported from 899 state tests that do not include commercial testing. According to them, 10 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated again at 9:30 this morning. Orleans Parish has 249 cases reported and 8 deaths…

Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund

United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Entergy Corporation are committing $250,000 and $200,000, respectively, to stand up the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund. They say there are over 72,000 individuals employed in hospitality and tourism industry, which accounts for about 12 percent of all workers in the region. And while this industry supports an array…

#businessblasts #northshoremedialocal

Our on air business blasts this morning went well enough that the phone system gave us a little trouble. You can hear the businesses who participated in the clip above this. If you want to participate you have to call and be ready to quickly explain who you are and what you do. Until further…

Latest LA Dept of Health Update

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of last night we had 280 cases reported from 703 state tests that do not include commercial testing. According to them, 7 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated again at 9:30 this morning. Orleans Parish has 196 cases reported and 6 deaths…

Entergy Suspends Disconnects

Entergy says these are unprecedented times for all of us and they take the health, safety and security of their customers, communities, employees and business partners very seriously. Effective March 13, Entergy Louisiana has suspended electric and natural gas service disconnections for a minimum of 30 days. We encourage customers to make payments on their…

STPH Infection Specialists Recommendations

St. Tammany Heath System infection prevention officials are recommending the following preventative step to help stop the spread of the virus. Limit your contact with others by avoiding large crowds. If it’s necessary to go out in public, practice “social distancing” by staying at least 6 feet away from other people.   Wash your hands frequently…

Chamber Offers Message of Support

St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tom Meyer, shared a message yesterday, along with members of the Chamber’s Small Business Council. They urged people to follow St. Tammany Eats on Facebook and order from local restaurants. They said consider purchasing gift cards from restaurants, small businesses and service providers. And they said use this time…

Louisiana State Capitol Closes

Beginning Thursday, March 19th through Monday, March 30th, the Louisiana State Capitol will be closed. Senate President Page Cortez and Speaker of the House of Representatives Clay Schexnayder, in coordination with other agencies housed in the building, have agreed that closure is necessary to ensure the health and welfare of the public and staff. The…