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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    St. John Parish COVID-19 Daily Update  Monday, March 30, 2020   St. John the Baptist Parish - At the daily noon update, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), confirmed 75 total cases in St. John Parish and 8 deaths.   Our condolences to all who have lost loved ones and friends to this horrible disease. The message is the same - stay home. Please continue to practice social ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
     For Immediate ReleaseContact Baileigh Rebowe Helm985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.  COVID-19 Update  Friday, March 27, 2020   St. John the Baptist Parish - At the daily noon update, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), confirmed 41 total cases in St. John Parish and 3 deaths.   Please keep the loved ones of those that have perished in your thoughts and prayers. And ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 27, 2020Contact: govpress@la.govLED Opens COVID-19 Help Desk for Louisiana Businesses BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development announced the opening of an LED help desk that provides email and hotline support for Louisiana businesses impacted by COVID-19.For COVID-19 business questions, LED may be reached at ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    St. John Parish President Announces First Confirmed Fatalities from COVID-19  Wednesday, March 25, 2020  St. John the Baptist Parish - Today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at noon, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed that two St. John residents have died as a result Coronavirus (COVID-19).   The patients, both 60 and over, were being treated in other Parishes.   "This ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
     News from St. Charles Parish Council Office                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 3/25/2020    Parish Council Meeting Cancelled  The St. Charles Parish Council Meeting scheduled to be held on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Council Chambers, Courthouse,Hahnville, has been CANCELLED.  In light of the public health emergency, and contributed spread ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Emergency Stimulus Package – The White House and Senate leaders annouCOVID-19 Resources for Louisiana Businessnced that they have reached a deal on a nearly $2 trillion emergency relief package (The CARES Act). The deal would include: $250B for direct payments to individuals and families$350B for forgivable small business loans (see below)$250B in unemployment insurance benefits$500B in loans for ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    New Orleans Airport Remains OpenAs a vital transportation center for our region, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) remains open. The airport continues to monitor the ongoing developments with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are making adjustments to operations as needed. We continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the Louisiana Department of Health, ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    MARCH 22, 2020  First American Bank and Trust will remain open.  Banking is an essential service as set out in Governor Edwards' Stay at Home Order, and First American Bank and Trust will continue to operate during the entirety of the Stay at Home Order.During the duration of this order, we will continue to operate all locations as Drive-up only for the protection of our customers and our ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    March 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JOINT STATEMENT – RELEASED BY ST. JAMES PARISH HOSPITAL AND ST. JAMES PARISH OFFICE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS As of March 23, 2020, at noon, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 8 positive COVID-19 cases and 1 COVID-19 related death in St. James Parish. COVID-19 patients are being treated in multiple parishes. Patients being treated at St. ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    The St. Charles Parish public school district plans to restart its grab-and-go meal program after suspending it last Wednesday when a school employee was quarantined with symptoms of the coronavirus. Starting Tuesday, the school district will start to distribute meals at the Lafon Performing Arts Center in Luling through a partnership with the United Way of St. Charles and the Second Harvest ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Cox Adjusts Louisiana Operations Due to Coronavirus Emergency Orders, Expands Low Income Internet OfferingMarch 23, 2020, LOUISIANA – Cox announced today that it is adjusting operations in its metro Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette service areas in light of the growing coronavirus pandemic and emergency orders issued by the State and local governing bodies. Despite these changes, Cox is ...read more
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Gov. John Bel Edwards Issues Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order  Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he has issued a statewide "shelter-in-place" order in response to the Coronavirus crisis in Louisiana.  The Governor's order takes effect Monday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 12.   Under Governor Edwards' directive, essential businesses such as ...read more
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    The Holiday Inn Express is open and running business as usual as much as possible.  VooDoo BBQ next door is open as well offering take out orders as is Wendy’s.  We are offering a special crisis rate to our neighbors of $59 to help everyone get through these trying times.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.  Tunney   Tunney Barrett Director of Sales & MarketingHoliday Inn ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    The SBA issued the official disaster declaration for Louisiana small businesses, adding a link to their website to begin receiving applications to address revenue losses related to COVID-19. Low-interest loans with long-term repayment programs are available up to $2 million. SBA staff advise the process will take approximately 30-45 days to begin receiving funds and are encouraging applications ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Per the recommendation of the CDC, we have temporarily closed the doors to our business. We support the decisions made by our government officials and believe that taking aggressive steps such as these will ensure the safety and security of our customers, employees, and communities as we pull together to overcome this pandemic.  This has been a rapidly changing situation, but our approach to ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
     Q Hotels is still open and looking for business.. We are  happy to offer some of the best rates for anyone in the Hospitals, Traveling Physicians, Federal & Government Employees medical right now in our area. Below are the 3 location that I sell for. The owners of Q Hotels want you all to know that we are happy to work with FEMA and all Government agencies to house your travelers along with ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    St. John Reports Additional Positive Case   Thursday, March 19, 2020  St. John the Baptist Parish - As elevated levels of testing continues, St. John Parish was recently notified of another case of COVID-19 of a St. John Parish resident. This brings the total number of cases to three (3) for St. John Parish. All cases are being treated in another Parish.  No additional information was given ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
      Amid the uncertainty that surrounds the nation right now, one thing that remains constant is that the American Cancer Society is focused on the health and safety of our patients, volunteers, and staff.  This is undoubtedly a challenging time, but the fact is, cancer does not stop and neither do we.  Your American Cancer Society remains available to provide information, support, and guidance to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    GOV. EDWARDS: ALL LOUISIANA PARISHES ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 BUSINESS AIDPost Date:03/19/2020 3:15 PM BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza confirmed that Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Dear HR Nola business partners, clients, and friends:   We hope this e-mail finds you and your employees healthy and well. These are uncertain times in our small business community, and we want you to know that we are here to navigate these uncharted waters with you.    As this unprecedented situation evolves, we are staying up to date on what’s happening with our local, state, and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – February 12, 2020Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernándezahernandez@portsl.com985-652-9278    If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://bit.ly/2SonpOe     PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA AWARDED $13.4M FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION GRANTGrant is slated for improvements at the Port’s public facility, Globalplex Intermodal ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
      Dear Community Partner:   On June 17, the Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, recognized Entergy Corporation for civic engagement, sustainability and social responsibility, earning the company The Civic 50 award for the fourth consecutive year. This award identifies the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    We know that in Louisiana there is currently no consistent, stable state funding stream for early care and education, and that we are currently spending less than ½ of 1% of our state general funds on this.  By contrast, other states have used “sin taxes” such as lottery funds, tobacco settlement funds and tobacco taxes to specifically fund early care and education.      For these reasons: • We ...read more
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    Monday, August 06, 2018
    River Region Messaging Campaign Launching the FallHighlighting the High Quality Jobs and Career Opportunities in the River Region  LAPLACE, LA – The collaborative River Region effort created in May of 2017 includes St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes and is focused on increasing awareness of the wide array of quality jobs and sustainable careers in the region – specifically, ...read more
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