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New Orleans public schools officials have warned that the district may face multiple years of deficits due to COVID-19. But despite fears for the future, school officials say there will be no significant cuts to next year’s general fund budget in an effort to provide schools some stability.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell said New Orleans will move to Phase 2 of reopening on June 13.

As experts warn of a risk of increased domestic violence rates during the pandemic, attorneys and advocates in New Orleans say that survivors of domestic violence, abuse, and stalking have faced new barriers to protection caused by miscommunications within the court system.

New Orleans’ child care industry was in poor health long before the coronavirus hit.

Preparing for hurricane season takes a lot of planning, and the pandemic makes that even tougher. But officials in New Orleans say they’re taking extra precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus during evacuations and sheltering, if and when those steps are necessary.

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As more and more states are loosening social distancing measures put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that the state will enter the second phase of reopening on Friday.

The Krewe of Red Beans has expanded its Feed the Frontlines program beyond hospitals to help the city’s cultural cornerstones.

Louisiana is scheduled to enter Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening as early as next week. But even if that happens, there’s no guarantee that New Orleans will as well.

The co-founders of Cash Money Records are donating $225,000 to help cover the rent payments for hundreds of public housing residents.

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