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Congressional Black Caucus, civil rights organizations challenge CDC to provide reports on rate of infections

We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we’re told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence


With 565 activated, La. National Guard assistance continues to grow, now at food banks

Louisiana Army National Guard Soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team help package and distribute food to the local community at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana in Alexandria, La., March 24, 2020. Soldiers are assisting the food bank to ensure the supply of food for the needy is maintained and distributed during the increased demand due to the COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Thea James) […]


New Orleans residents respond to the spread of the coronavirus

“We just finished Mardi Gras season with hundreds of thousands of people visiting our city,” said Tyler Townsend. “It’s like we were an open target for the coronavirus,” Townsend said, given the city’s many festivals and events that attract tourists from all over the world. […]