St Tammany Closures Happening Today

Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President, says beginning Wednesday, March 18, St. Tammany Parish Government buildings including the Koop Drive Campus, and the Tyler Street Complex will be completely closed to the general public. The Department of Animal Services will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, including no animal intakes or adoptions.…

LA Dept of Health Update

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of last night we had 196 cases reported from 531 state tests that do not include commercial testing. 4 people have died from the Coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated again at 9:30 this morning. Orleans Parish has 136 cases reported and all 4 deaths have occurred there.…

More Closure Info on St Tammany Towns

Some of the other closures and info regarding municipalities in St Tammany. The Town of Pearl River has closed its Park and Community center. The Town Hall office is closed to the public but drop box is available and the office can be reached at 985-863-5800. In the Town of Madisonville residents are encouraged to…

Tangi School Meal Details

Starting today Tangipahoa Parish Schools will be serving breakfast/lunch to students who are 18 and younger. The district has designated 12 convenient school-based sites where families can pick up two meals per child per weekday. At each site, a driver will be asked to proceed to the pick up area to present a form that…

Tangi Press Conference Today

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller, Tangipahoa Parish Council members, and partner agencies will hold a press conference today at 5 p.m. inside the Tangipahoa Parish Council Chambers in Amite. Miller said he will give an update on the COVID-19 procedures that have been put into effect. Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley and Dr. Rob…

Dept of Health Update

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of last night we had 136 cases reported from 374 tests. So far, 3 people have died from the Coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated again at 9:30 this morning. 11 different parishes are reporting cases with the vast majority in Orleans Parish, where 94 cases have been…

Edwards Expands Closures

Yesterday Gov. John Bel Edwards significantly expanded his recent proclamation aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 across Louisiana. The state has reported its third death related to the coronavirus and the number of positive cases continues to rise statewide. The updated proclamation calls for a limit to gatherings of no more than 50 people,…

Cromer Declares State of Emergency in Slidell

Last night, Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer declared a State of Emergency in the City of Slidell, ordering all city facilities closed to the public. These closures include Slidell City Hall, the Slidell Municipal Auditorium, the Slidell Municipal Airport terminal, the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall, the Slidell Museum and Slidell Mardi Gras Museum, city…

Local Conference Call for Small Businesses

The Covington Business Association says Congressman Steve Scalise will be hosting an SBA phone conference call Wednesday, March 18 from 9:00 am – 9:45 am Central Time to discuss coronavirus and the impact on small businesses in Southeast Louisiana. They will have representatives from the Small Business Administration on the line and try to address…

LA Dept of Health Tests Don’t Need CDC Confirmation

The Louisiana Department of Health says presumptive positive coronavirus cases will now be considered positive after lab tests have proven to be reliable. Until this statement new cases of the coronavirus were considered “presumptive positive” until sent to and verified by the CDC. On Saturday, the LDH said the CDC noted that lab tests have…