Gov. Edwards Provides Phase 3 Details

As promised, Gov. John Bel Edwards held a Friday afternoon press conference to provide details on what Phase 3 will look like when it starts at midnight Sept 12. The new executive order will continue through at least Oct. 9. Highlights include: Restaurants, churches, salons, spas, gyms and most other...

$300 Lost Wages Assistance Ends After Six Weeks

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) confirmed today (Sept. 11) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has ended the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) grant (the additional $300 per week payment) effective Sept. 5. According to media reports, FEMA announced Thursday Sept. 10, that funding for the program, created by executive...

Youngest NOLA Public School Students Set to Return to Classrooms Starting Next Week

School Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. was joined by Mayor Latoya Cantrell and City Health Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Thursday, Sept. 10, to discuss the reopening of in-person schools. Lewis confirmed that PreK- through fourth grade students will start returning to classrooms for in-person learning beginning Monday, Sept. 14. students in...

Louisiana Will Go to Phase 3

While New Orleans will remain in Phase 2 a little longer, Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to provide details of the next phase of reopening for the state on Friday, Sept. 11. Calling it one of the hardest decisions he has had to make, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced...

NOFD Will Hire 63 New Firefighters Over Three Years Thanks to Federal Grant

The New Orleans Fire Department, with assistance from New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP), has received a FEMA grant worth $15.9 million to hire 63 full-time firefighter positions over a three-year period, announced Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Tuesday (Sept. 8). The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response...