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Monday, April 6, 2020

Maps show the latest number of coronavirus cases in Louisiana and Mississippi [ Local Stories]

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to climb, we’re tracking the number of cases here in Louisiana.



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BBB says be mindful of COVID-19 scams [ Local Stories]

BBB says be mindful of COVID-19 scams



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Bogalusa couple dies days apart from each other after testing positive for COVID-19, family says [ Local Stories]

Bogalusa couple dies days apart from each other after testing positive for COVID-19, family says



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Dr. Corey Hebert and COVID-19: Is it right or is it rumor? [ Local Stories]

In this segment, Dr. Corey Hebert gives answers to a few questions about the coronavirus, including some rumors that have been floating around.



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Dr Hebert's message to employers: Keep your workers safe, healthy during COVID-19 outbreak [ Local Stories]

Dr. Corey Hebert addresses concerns that some employers aren't letting their workers wear masks or other protective equipment during the COVID-19 health crisis.



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Social distancing in correctional facilities: Dr. Corey Hebert discusses [ Local Stories]

Dr. Corey Hebert was asked the best ways to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 health crisis if you are in a correctional facility.



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Coronavirus impacts: Seafood industry struggling to stay afloat amid outbreak [ Local Stories]

The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the coronavirus, which has halted restaurant sales and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets.



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Tulane Health System begins using COVID-19 new testing technology that gives results in minutes [ Local Stories]

Administrators for the health system said Monday the tests are available for all inpatient admissions for COVID-19, giving them additional protection for staff and patients.



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Louisiana's new Medicaid director begins role amid virus outbreak [ Local Stories]

She has has worked in state government agencies across Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas over the last three decades.



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Celebrate (Anything) at Home With One of New Orleans’s Best Cakes - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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Order a cake for takeout or delivery from one of these super New Orleans bakeries

Finding reasons to celebrate takes a little more effort these days, but now, more than ever, seeking moments of joy matters. As we all strive for balance and gratitude in the face of an upside down world, what better time to support a local business and order a special cake to mark a special day?

With the below New Orleans cake masters still accepting orders for takeout or delivery, there’s no need to let that birthday, virtual graduation, or anniversary go by without a cake-based celebration. And if leftover cake for breakfast isn’t something to smile about, what is?

Did we miss your favorite dessert destination still open for takeout or delivery? Let us know.


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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available for St. John the Baptist Parish residents [ Local Stories]

Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is now available for St. John the Baptist Parish residents.



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Dr. Corey Hebert: Let's talk about the recovery rate for COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

Dr. Corey Hebert talks about the recovery rate for COVID-19 cases, and while people who had the disease may recover -- they have lingering health issues.



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Texas begins coronavirus-related checkpoints on all roadways into state from Louisiana [ Local Stories]

Texas authorities have begun screening vehicles on all roadways coming into the state from Louisiana.



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Man shot dead in New Orleans days after release from jail, DA says [ Local Stories]

His release from jail was based on coronavirus concerns, officials say.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for April 6, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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Tulane University to receive $10.3 million to test vaccines for COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

Tulane University was awarded a contract of up to $10.3 million to evaluate vaccines and treatments to combat COVID-19, school officials announced Monday.



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Videocast: Warming up, spotty showers, full moon Tuesday [ Local Stories]

A cold front will move through later in the week.



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New Orleans faith leaders host a virtual prayer service [ Local Stories]

New Orleans faith leaders host a virtual prayer service



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New Orleans media personality shares her COVID-19 story [ Local Stories]

Fresh Johnson says strong support system and at-home treatments helped her recover



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New Orleans DJ shares virtual party with the city [ Local Stories]

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

NOPD switches to wearing tactical duty uniform [ Local Stories]

NOPD officers will now wear their navy blue tactical duty uniform to weaken the spread of the coronavirus.



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Homicide investigation underway after man shot, NOPD says [ Local Stories]

A man was shot and killed Sunday near the Treme, Bayou St. John neighborhoods, the New Orleans Police Department said.



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New Orleans Convention Center official accused of stealing medical masks [ Local Stories]

The masks were at the convention center for health care workers to use as the facility prepares to take in COVID-19 patients who no longer need care in traditional hospital facilities.



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ICYMI: Check out these COVID-19 videos you might have missed from Dr. Corey Hebert [ Local Stories]

Dr. Corey Hebert, WDSU medical editor, has been joining us weekly to discuss the COVID-19 health crisis and to answer questions from viewers.



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Coronavirus updates in Louisiana: 477 deaths reported; 13,010 COVID-19 cases across state [ Local Stories]

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Saturday that the federal government would be sending 200 additional ventilators for a total of 350.



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A mostly sunny and warm Sunday [ Local Stories]

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Local rap artist P-Town-Moe recounts testing positive for COVID19 [ Local Stories]

Local rap artist P-Town-Moe recounts testing positive for COVID19



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New Orleans Convention Center to open to COVID19 positive patients Monday morning [ Local Stories]

New Orleans Convention Center to open to COVID19 positive patients Monday morning



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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Rossen Reports: Coronavirus Robocall Scams [ Local Stories]

Our Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen has discovered some new robocall scams that are making their rounds during the coronavirus crisis.



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Showers tonight, warming up next week [ Local Stories]

A few showers have moved into southeast Louisiana Saturday night.



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Check out this list of area churches with livestreams amid COVID-19 closures [ Local Stories]

Most churches across Louisiana will be empty this weekend because of restrictions against large groups in one place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



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Saints LB Demario Davis donates to Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund [ Local Stories]

Saints LB Demario Davis donates to Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund



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JPSO sergeant dies from coronavirus, spokesperson says [ Local Stories]

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sergeant has died from complications due to coronavirus, the office announced Saturday.



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Coronavirus updates in Louisiana: 409 deaths reported; 12,496 COVID-19 cases across state [ Local Stories]

This past week Louisiana saw some of its largest increases in daily COVID-19 cases.



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NOPD to community: Follow social distancing guidelines; summons or arrests on the table [ Local Stories]

Police are working to reduce the amount of large gatherings across the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.



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Cellphone data shows parts of Louisiana still not adhering to stay at home order [ Local Stories]

Louisiana residents have been instructed to only leave their homes for essential activities.



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Bonnet Carre Spillway opened again for 2020 to relieve Mississippi River levels [ Local Stories]

This is the fifth time this decade the spillway has been opened.



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A cloudy and warm Saturday [ Local Stories]

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CDC says wear a mask #COVID19



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CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
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Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?

Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.

How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face cover?

A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

How does one safely remove a used face cover?

Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

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Sewn Face Cover

Sewing a facemask - materials needed

Materials

  • Two 10”x6” rectangles of cotton fabric
  • Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
  • Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

Tutorial

1. Cut out two 10-by-6-inch rectangles of cotton fabric. Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. T-shirt fabric will work in a pinch. Stack the two rectangles; you will sew the mask as if it was a single piece of fabric.
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2. Fold over the long sides ¼ inch and hem. Then fold the double layer of fabric over ½ inch along the short sides and stitch down.
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3. Run a 6-inch length of 1/8-inch wide elastic through the wider hem on each side of the mask. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle or a bobby pin to thread it through. Tie the ends tight.
Don’t have elastic? Use hair ties or elastic head bands. If you only have string, you can make the ties longer and tie the mask behind your head.
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4. Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the mask on the elastic and adjust so the mask fits your face. Then securely stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping.
Sewing a facemask - step 4

Quick Cut T-shirt Face Cover (no sew method)

Materials

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors

Tutorial

Sewing a facemask - step 1
Creating a facemask from a tshirt - step 2
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Bandanna Face Cover (no sew method)

Materials

  • Bandana (or square cotton cloth approximately 20”x20”)
  • Coffee filter
  • Rubber bands (or hair ties)
  • Scissors (if you are cutting your own cloth)

Tutorial

Creating a facemask from a bandanna - step 1
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Creating a facemask from a bandanna - step 4
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Friday, April 3, 2020

JJ Redick and wife give back to New Orleans during coronavirus pandemic [ Local Stories]

JJ Redick and wife give back to New Orleans during coronavirus pandemic



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Warm again Saturday [ Local Stories]

The Spillway opened Friday. 10 bays opened, and that is all that will open until Monday. Right now 16,000 cubic feet per second of water is flowing through the Spillway into the Lake. A total of 90-115 bays may open over the next four weeks depending on the weather upriver. The total amount of water expected to be released with this opening is 10% of what was released last year. The current level is 16.4 feet. It will crest at 17 feet on April 8th, and hold at that level for a while.

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Firefighters at the scene of St. Joseph of Harahan nursing home [ Local Stories]

Firefighters at the scene of St. Joseph of Harahan nursing home



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86-year-old woman, 3 sons die after testing positive for COVID-19, family says [ Local Stories]

86-year-old woman, 3 sons die after testing positive for COVID-19, family says



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COVID-19 concerns: Dorignac's in Metairie to shut down for week for extensive deep cleaning [ Local Stories]

Dorignac's in Metairie is shutting down for a week due to COVID-19 concerns, store officials announced.



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Engineer of collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock site cited for ‘design flaws’ [ Local Stories]

It specifically notes beams that were not able to support the proper load, and that bolts used on portions of the project were inadequate in size and number.



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Drive-Thru Farmers Market Popping Up at Parkway Bakery This Weekend - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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Pre-order from Crescent City Farmers Market vendors by Saturday at noon

After suspending its six weekly markets last month in light of new COVID-19 restrictions, New Orleans’s Crescent City Farmers Market is partnering with a currently-closed restaurant for a drive-thru pop-up farmers market this Sunday, April 5.

The pop up market is pre-order only, with all orders required by noon on Saturday, April 4 — no items will be available on site for purchase. On Sunday, market vendors will set up in the parking lot of po-boy destination Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Avenue), which customers will enter from Lafitte Street, to drive through the lineup. Market staff will direct traffic, check in customers, and let vendors know whose order to pull next, which will then be placed in the open trunks of customer cars.

The list of items available to order includes fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, dairy products, eggs, and baked goods, from longtime market vendors like Brickwall Farms and Peeps Farms.

Purchases can be made using SNAP benefits, and Market Umbrella, the nonprofit that oversees the markets, encourages shoppers to call it directly (504-495-1459) to place their order and take advantage of its Market Match program, which matches SNAP purchases dollar for dollar up to $20.

To place an order for the Crescent City Farmers Market pop-up, make your selections here by noon tomorrow, April 4. Pickups will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the parking lot of Parkway Bakery and Tavern.

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COVID-19 impacts: JP leaders remind residents to donate food, blood [ Local Stories]

Jefferson Parish leaders gave a few reminders to residents to do what they can to help others during the COVID-19 health crisis.



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How Fleurty Girl's shopping bags are helping nurses during COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

The reusable bags that Fleurty Girl gives to customers are being used to help nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 health crisis.



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NOLA’s Favorite Jewish Deli Teams Up With Kosher Chef for Takeout Passover Meals - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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Stein’s Market and Deli has responded to customer requests for Passover meals by partnering with Daniel Esses

After receiving a number of customer requests, beloved Jewish-Italian deli Stein’s is working to fulfill New Orleanians’ Passover needs for the coming holiday, from specialty products to a full takeout meal prepared by local chef Daniel Esses.

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of all restaurant dining rooms in Louisiana, Stein’s was one of the first to make a shift, changing overnight from a packed lunch destination to a full-curbside pickup operation. With Passover nearing and customers inquiring, owner Dan Stein reached out to Esses, chef of the kosher restaurant in Tulane’s Hillel Center, Rimon, to design a Passover takeout menu.

We received a couple requests over the past week asking if we would be able to supply Passover meals and products to...

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Esses is known for his work as chef and co-proprietor of Three Muses and for previously operating Esses Foods, which brought fresh black squid ink pasta, fettuccine, gnocchi, and other Italian specialty items to New Orleans farmers markets. His kosher takeout menu features Passover classics like brisket, matzo ball soup, and gefilte fish, among other dishes, and gives the option to order a single “Pesach Feast” meal for $30 or to order mains and sides in servings for four.

Stein’s has also stocked up on Passover staples like matzo and prepared beets for customers to round out their meals, and is open to requests for further specific items.

To order the Passover dishes prepared by chef Esses, call the restaurant Rimon (504-232-0758) or email info@rimontulanehillel.com by Monday, April 6 for pickup on Wednesday, April 8. Call Stein’s directly (504-527-0771 or 504-281-4467) for specialty Passover items and staff will put together an order.

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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival cancellation affects farmers [ Local Stories]

Strawberry farmers hit financially after coronavirus forced the cancellation of the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.



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Super Bowl in New Orleans might move from 2024 to 2025 due to event conflicts [ Local Stories]

It all has to do with the NFL changing to a 17-game regular season, adding an additional week to the season.



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Coronavirus updates in Louisiana: 10,297 COVID-19 cases in state; 370 deaths [ Local Stories]

The Bayou State saw its biggest increase to date Thursday with more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases.



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Mississippi withholds some COVID-19 preparation info: Don't want to 'freak' people out [ Local Stories]

Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how many ventilators are available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.



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NOPD gives update on enforcement of social distancing guidelines [ Local Stories]

New Orleans police are preparing for another weekend where residents might not be adhering to social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



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Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet after criticism from players, professor [ Local Stories]

Mississippi State assistant sociology professor and author Margaret A. Hagerman chastised Leach and wrote that lynching jokes are incredibly offensive anywhere and “especially in Mississippi.”



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Margaret's Weather Picture for April 3, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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Where Y'at magazine's picks for the weekend of April 3, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Mississippi River is rising [ Local Stories]

The Mississippi River is rising. The Spillway will open Friday with a slow opening of 20 bays. A total of 95-105 bays will open for a 4 week period, depending on the upriver weather. The forecast amount of water released is expected to be about 10% of what was released last year. This is the first time that the Spillway has opened three years in a row.

The forecast crest got as high as 17.5 feet by April 11th. With the opening of the Spillway the crest will rise to 17 feet by April 8th, and stay at that level for a period of time. The Spillway prevents the river from rising higher, and slows the flow of the water. The flow is expect to reach 1.25 million cubic feet per second. The Spillway was built to prevent the flow from going higher. The Spillway allows water from the River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain. This reduces the stress on the River Levees. The concern is levee failure or River Traffic impacting the levees.

There is always a concern for wildlife and the fisheries with the opening of the Spillway. Fresh water flows into the lake and along the coast impacting wildlife and our seafood.

Two Hurricane Season Forecasters are saying an above average hurricane season is ahead. Dr. Phil Klotzbach is out with his forecast. 16 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes. The average is 12 storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major. Hurricane Season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30. The reason for an above average season is that no El Nino is forecast. That is the warm water in the Tropical East South Pacific. It causes strong upper level winds that can disrupt tropical systems. A neutral or even La Nina is forecast during the active time of Hurricane Season which is August through October. That means wind shear will not help. Atlantic Waters are also warm. That causes weak high Pressure, weak trade winds, more instability and a greater risk of tropical systems.Keep in mind we have had active seasons with no impact, and inactive seasons with major impacts. It is just best to always be prepared. Think now where you would evacuate if necessary, and also think about COVID 19.



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Nicholls star QB Chase Fourcade set to hold own Pro Day Friday [ Local Stories]

Nicholls star QB Chase Fourcade set to hold own Pro Day Friday



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New Orleans East Hospital creates fundraiser for nurse who died from COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

New Orleans East Hospital creates fundraiser for nurse who died from COVID-19



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Well known local pastor says it's tough leading a funeral service wearing gloves and a mask [ Local Stories]

Local pastor talks about what it was like wearing a mask and gloves to lead funeral service



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Free mental care for those affected by the coronavirus [ Local Stories]

Voice Care provides emotional and mental support for people on the front lines



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NOPD reserve deputy, recent OPSO retiree with coronavirus have died [ Local Stories]

New Orleans’ law enforcement community lost two of its members in recent days after each tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.



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Elderly population, underlying health conditions contribute to JP COVID-19 cases, officials say [ Local Stories]

The parish has more than 2,000 coronavirus cases as of the latest update Thursday.



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Dr. Corey Hebert: COVID-19, beards and hair care [ Local Stories]

Dr. Corey Hebert answered this COVID-19 related question: What should people do about beards and hair?



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'Even if you are not sick stay home,' New Orleans EMS says [ Local Stories]

'Even if you are not sick stay home,' New Orleans EMS says



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Check out this list of area churches with livestreams amid COVID-19 closures [ Local Stories]

Most churches across Louisiana will be empty this weekend because of restrictions against large groups in one place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



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Music and COVID-19 - [OffBeat Magazine]


Just like everyone else, I check the latest grim statistics daily; I listen to the latest news to see if any progress has been made in the fight against COVID-19.

Everyone from OffBeat is now working from home. Frenchmen Street is not only closed down, much of it is boarded up.  But daily, I call my family to make sure they are feeling okay. Every day I email and talk to friends and clients on the phone or on FaceTime. I meet with colleagues on Zoom to share news, have business meetings…and just say hello.

If you are well, we’re grateful.

We’re all in a very strange, unanticipated world right now. It’s even harder because most of us (if we’re at all cognizant) realize that things will never be the same as they were. And we live with a cloud of dread, not knowing who will or can survive this devastation physically, emotionally and financially. Just today, I heard several members of the Zulu organization had died as a result of the virus. A nurse who worked at a hospital in New Orleans East died from coronavirus complications; she claimed the hospital was not testing its  staff for the virus…until she developed symptoms. This is incredibly horrific to hear.

But here’s the thing that really brought the horror of this pandemic home. As I was writing this evening (Wednesday), I got word that Ellis Marsalis had died while he was being treated in the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. This made it real

I had spoken with Bethany Bultman today (of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation) and she gave me some even more frightening information. Many people in the music and cultural communities are older than 60. Some have conditions that make them more susceptible to the virus: a history of smoking cigarettes or marijuana; alcohol or substance abuse, Hep C, AIDS, and in general not taking good care of themselves—not because they don’t want to—but because they haven’t had the resources to do so. No health insurance, perhaps (you need it especially when you work as a musician); there are too many “occupational hazards” you have to deal with. Too little money to buy nutritious foods. Let’s face it: our musicians, culture bearers, artists and gig economy workers are, for the most part, probably living in less than ideally healthy circumstances. They, and the very nature of New Orleans’ culture, is in danger. I applaud the NOMCAF for stepping up to take good care of our music community in the past, and especially now. Their website has great resources for musicians.

Emotionally, I think that we all are currently caught somewhere in the classic Kübler-Ross model of the grieving process for our pre-pandemic lives: shock and denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But some models add two more steps: reconstruction and hope. It’s difficult to be hopeful when the situation hasn’t quite yet bottomed out, when we are still in the process of seeing friends and loved ones sick and dying.

The same emotions hold true for New Orleans’ music community.

Many of us in music here are still in the shock and denial phase. How can we survive this? Even before the pandemic gathered steam, there were rumblings that our music scene was changing forevermore. Now it’s hitting home. Ellis. Wow.

I want to encourage everyone to do their due diligence in being extremely careful to follow “social distancing” and other government guidelines during this time. I wish some of our federal officials had taken this virus a lot more seriously long ago (I’d encourage you to watch this video, shot in South Korea, to see why that country is in better shape than the US; it’s long but very informative).

Please stay safe! Wash your hands diligently, stay inside as much as possible, and be careful. It’s the only way we’re going to get back to a semblance of anything “normal.” We’ll get through this. We have to.

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Mississippi River is rising [ Local Stories]

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Remember last year was the first time the Spillway was opened twice in one year. It was also the first time it was opened two years in a row as it was opened in 2018 and 2019. If the Spillway opens this year, it will be the first time it has opened three years in a row.

There is big concern from fishermen and others about the opening of the Spillway. It releases fresh water into Lake Pontchartrain and then into the Gulf. Last year we did see negative impacts on wildlife and the fishing industry.

The concern about the high water and the fast flow is that we could have issues with our levees. That is why the Spillway is opened to relieve pressure on the levees and prevent failure. The levees protect the Metro up to 20 feet and in some cases a little higher.

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A Longtime Pillar of New Orleans’s Live Music Scene Is for Sale - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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Iconic Frenchmen Street bar and music venue D.B.A is on the market

A 20-year mainstay of Frenchmen Street nightlife and New Orleans’s live music scene, D.B.A, is for sale, reports NOLA.com. Owner Tom Thayer told the newspaper he planned to put the beloved bar and music venue on the market prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but would have likely stayed open through spring if not for the resulting statewide bar shutdown.

The 3,516-square-foot building at 618 Frenchmen Street and the D.B.A. business are being sold via a sealed bid process, with bids due to French Quarter Realty by June 1. Thayer owns the property and most of of the business, with a small share owned by a minority partner who has been involved since the first D.B.A. opened in New York in 1994.

Thayer was an original employee of the New York City bar, eventually moving to New Orleans and opening the Marigny location in 2000. He planned to celebrate the club’s 20th anniversary in April and May during Jazz Fest, which has been postponed until the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. He told NOLA.com if the crisis had hit in June, “we probably would have just shut down for the summer.”

Thayer also referenced the evolution of Frenchmen Street over the decades, saying he finds himself going there less and that “the market has changed a lot.” Once known as the city’s best destination for live jazz and for a funky and low-key vibe, the years following Hurricane Katrina brought a slew of new construction and multi-level restaurants to the street, contributing to a more tourist-friendly atmosphere.

Offering a glimmer of hope to concerned fans, Thayer told NOLA.com that if offers for the club fall short of his expectations, he’ll continue to operate once city restrictions are lifted.

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