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…

St Tammany School Info

St Tammany Parish Public Schools provided some details for their students over the weekend. Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, all schools will offer “Grab and Go” hot lunch and prepackaged breakfast distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on weekdays. This service will be available to all students. Meals will be “pick up” only. If your…

Parish President Mike Cooper Update

Parish President Cooper visited our studios this morning. Here he talks about meeting in Baton Rouge yesterday and what was said about the spread of the virus. He updated us what happened overnight, mainly that two more cases had been confirmed in St Tammany. St Tammany Health System released the following statement later this morning…

19 Cases in State So Far

The Louisiana Department of Health says we have 19 presumptive positive cases of the Coronavirus in the state, with 15 of those being from Orleans Parish. Currently, the risk to the general public is low. People with recent travel to China, or who have come in contact with someone who is ill, have a greater…

Local Cancellations; Schools Transition Online

Yesterday was the day when many made decisions regarding their forward path with the Coronavirus in the state. Local events were postponed or cancelled, including Chef Soiree, The Celtic Club’s St Paddy’s Day Parade and Celebration, the Camelia City Kids Fun Fest, Steam in the Park, Chamber EXPO, and more. Local and state colleges seem…

Covington Couple Arrested

On Thursday, the Covington Police Department was dispatched in reference to a child being left unattended in a vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a six-month-old infant was left inside of a vehicle by the parents, Catelin Popiolek and Aleksander Popiolek for approximately 12 hours. It was also discovered that the two were…