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Louisiana Governor Extends Mask Rule, Virus Restrictions to Aug. 7

Gov. John Bel Edwards has said that he’ll keep Louisiana’s mask mandate and business restrictions in place for at least two more weeks, as the number of coronavirus patients at hospitals surges in all regions of the state. The Democratic …

Louisiana Governor Approves New Limits on Car Accident Lawsuits

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed the business lobby’s main priority of the last election cycle into law, changes to Louisiana’s civil litigation rules aimed at lessening the money people can win against insurance companies and businesses in car accident …

Louisiana Governor: Masks Required, Bars to Be Closed Statewide

Gov. John Bel Edwards has ratcheted up Louisiana’s restrictions to combat the coronavirus’s spread, instituting a statewide mask mandate, putting tougher limits on group gatherings and shuttering bars. The tightened requirements took effect on July 13. The order is aimed …

Governor Signs Louisiana Bills Shielding Businesses from Virus Lawsuits

Louisiana businesses are receiving state protection from most lawsuits involving COVID-19 deaths or injuries, after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a package of measures that provides the sweeping liability limitations. Three Republican-sponsored bills offering the lawsuit shields won …

$300M Small Business Aid Plan Signed by Louisiana Governor

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a Republican-crafted plan to spend $300 million in federal coronavirus aid to help small businesses recover from the outbreak, agreeing to a grant program that peeled off dollars he initially planned to use …

Louisiana Opening Up with Fewer Virus-Related Restrictions

Saying Louisiana has made significant strides in combating the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he will begin loosening restrictions on churches, restaurants, salons and gyms, moving the state away from a “stay-at-home” position he enacted in late …

New Orleans Won’t Participate in Louisiana’s Partial Business Openings, Yet

In much of Louisiana, restaurant owners are cautiously looking forward to opening some outdoor tables, and mall stores to beginning curbside service. But New Orleans won’t be participating in those slight relaxations of rules set up to slow the spread …

Federal Disaster Declaration Approved for Louisiana Due to COVID-19

President Donald Trump has granted a federal disaster declaration in Louisiana and ordered assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by COVID-19. Louisiana’s governor asked the White House to declare a major disaster in his state to free …

Louisiana Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for State

Louisiana’s governor has asked the White House to declare a major disaster in his state to free up more direct federal aid to cope with the surging coronavirus outbreak, warning that the New Orleans area could run out of hospital …

Louisiana Governor Requests Federal Small Business Disaster Loans for 2 Parishes

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has requested that the Small Business Administration (SBA) provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Orleans and Jefferson parishes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this request is specific to the two parishes with …