Louisiana Hiring Contract Tracers Amid Pressure to Reopen
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state will have 250 workers in place by the end of next week to call people infected with the new coronavirus and track down people they have been in close contact with.
One Baton Rouge Officer Shot Dead; Another Injured
The identities of the officers have not been made public.
Oil Price Goes Negative as Demand Collapses; Stocks Dip
Oil prices plunged below zero on Monday as demand for energy collapses amid the coronavirus pandemic and traders didn’t want to get stuck owning crude oil with nowhere to store it.
Oil Prices Plummet Again
Economic data continues to show heavy damage to growth.
Edwards: ‘Too Early to Know’ When Louisiana Can Relax Orders
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says “it's just too early to know” when the state can begin loosening social distancing mandates.
Governor Edwards: Louisiana May be Turning the Corner on Virus
Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is starting to see hospital admission and death rates that could suggest new infections are slowing.
Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US For Big Death Toll
On Sunday he extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month.
Edwards Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana
Louisiana's governor is asking 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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: 380 Cases, 10 Deaths in Louisiana
The state's total case number jumped to 380 Thursday afternoon, up from 280 a day earlier. The death toll stands at 10.
Cancer, Heart Surgeries Delayed as Coronavirus Alters Care
Some cancer surgeries are being delayed, many stent procedures for clogged arteries have been pushed back and infertility specialists were asked to postpone helping patients get pregnant.