Dept of Health Numbers Jump

The Louisiana Department of Health said they were working out a testing results backlog and the numbers really jumped as results came in yesterday, with 9,150 positive results against 6,424 reported cases just a day before. 37 more people died in that 24-hour period, bringing the total to 310. 1,639 COVID patients are in hospitals,…

Deputies Enforcing Stay At Home Over Weekend

Sheriff Randy Smith wants to thank every person who is adhering to the Governor’s Stay at Home order. He also said they are aware of people in large groups who continue to congregate on our scenic waterways and are not adhering to the order. The sheriff says they have beefed up patrols on local waterways,…

Shortage on First Day of Weekly Grab and Go

STPPS schools said they were aware of a shortage of the weekly option of the “Grab and Go” meals Wednesday, saying it was the first day this was offered, and the demand was much greater than anticipated. On the first day of weekly distribution they distributed 6,002 weekly boxes and a total of 11,108 hot…

Edwards Officially Extends Closures

As expected, Governor John Bel Edwards ordered an extension to school closures in the state of Louisiana. As a result, all STPPS schools and support facilities will remain closed until at least April 30. The extension of his stay at home order mirrors guidelines issued by President Trump. The closures will continue to affect all…

Stilley Recovering from COVID-19

Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley announced yesterday that she is recovering after being diagnosed with what doctors consider a “mild case” of COVID-19. Stilley sent an email to employees letting them know that she has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and that she has been able to manage her symptoms at home. She…

Washington Parish Curfew

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office says that in times of a public emergency, Louisiana Statute empowers the chief law enforcement officer of any parish to establish a curfew and Randy Seal has done just that. Citing Governor Edwards Emergency Proclamation, Seal says a curfew is in effect for all of Washington Parish between the hours…