More Funds Needed for Hospitality Cares Fund

United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Entergy Corporation, with other partners continuing to join, have launched the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund. They say there are over 72,000 individuals employed in the hard-hit hospitality and tourism industry, which accounts for about 12 percent of all workers in the region. They are offering a one-time award…

Stay At Home Order

Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered all people in Louisiana to stay at home starting at 5 p.m. today unless they’re performing an essential task like getting food or medicine. Workers in grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ offices and other critical infrastructure are exempt from the directive. Edwards said at a news conference that the impact of…

Tangi Meetings Called Off

Out of an abundance of caution, the Tangipahoa Parish Council meeting on Monday, March 23, has been cancelled. The Council will tentatively resume meeting on the next regularly scheduled meeting date, Monday, April 13. The Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 meeting for Monday, March 23, has also been cancelled and will tentatively…

Lake Loot Q&A March 20, 2020

6:40 Q: Top ways people spend their lunch break at work. 1 in 20 say they always do THIS. What? A: Take a nap Winner: Lindsey Rogers from Mandeville! 7:10 Q: From a list of top 10 things you should not own after age 30 THIS came in at #1. Think college dorm room. What…

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…