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Louisiana to move into phase three

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that even though Louisiana will move to phase three, CDC guidelines and safety protocols will still remain in place.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The state of Louisiana is set to move on to phase three starting Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 10. With a plan to reveal more information on Friday, Sept. 11, Edwards explained that he made this decision based on a positive trend in COVID-19 data....

Phase Two of reopening to be extended for fourth time

Governor John Bel Edwards expressed in a radio interview with Brian Haldane that the phase two of reopening will be extended. The official announcement will be made before current phase two expires on Friday, Aug. 28.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2020

During an interview with Brian Haldane this morning on 107.3 talk radio, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his intentions to extend the Phase Two order for the fourth time. While Edwards did not announce how long the restrictions will be extended, he explained that factors such as the reopening...

Louisiana extends phase two of reopening for 28 more days

Governor John Bel Edwards expressed in a radio interview with Brian Haldane that the phase two of reopening will be extended. The official announcement will be made before current phase two expires on Friday, Aug. 28.

Staff Reports

June 23, 2020

Phase three of reopening has been postponed for the state of Louisiana.  On June 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards stated in a press conference that Louisiana will remain in Phase two for at least 28 more days. “We will not be moving to phase three when the order expires at the end of this week,” announced Ed...

Gov. Edwards lifts stay-at-home order, moves to phase one of reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards ordered a stay-at-home order on March 22 that directed residents to limit movement from their houses beyond essential needs. On May 11, Edwards announced the first phase of reopening begining May 15.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will be lifting the stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15 and will be moving to phase one of reopening based on the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.  After examining downward trends of hospitalizations and new cases per capi...

Governor extends stay-at-home order

Governor extends stay-at-home order

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2020

In efforts to maintain progress in fighting COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards has extended the stay-at-home order until May 15. Under the extended order, businesses that were previously ordered to stay close will remain closed. However, Edwards stated that additional guidelines will be added. These...

Governor Edwards gives update on COVID-19 Response

Governor Edwards gives update on COVID-19 Response

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards gave an update on Louisiana’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference at 2:30 pm, amidst speculations that the nationwide rate of growth for COVID-19 cases is beginning to slow. Edwards stated that as of noon on April 8, the Louisiana Department of Health...

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that went  into effect March 23 at 5 p.m. to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. “In Louisiana, we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is no...

Students to advocate for higher education

Students to advocate for higher education

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Over a thousand students, faculty and alumni from nine universities will gather to celebrate the University of Louisiana System. On April 10, "ULS Day at the Capitol" will be held on the State Capitol Lawn. The system plans for the day to be filled with activities, performances and demonstrations...

Unpacking the budget

In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, just cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Everyone knows the tech industry is big, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how big it is. At least until you look at it from a different angle and realize that Apple makes more money in a day than 2500 average U.S. households can expect to see in a year. AP Photo/LM Otero, File

Annie Goodman, News Editor

July 23, 2018

After a long battle over how to fill a nearly $1 billion fiscal cliff, state legislators have passed a bill that will fully fund higher education through 2025.  When Governor John Bel Edwards was elected to office in 2016, the state was already facing a large budget shortfall. According to Commu...