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Louisiana can begin Phase One of reopening on Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced at a Monday press conference. 

Another 2,292 Louisianians who were known to have COVID-19 are presumed to have recovered, according to the latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

Many of the New Orleanians responding to the COVID-19 disaster by starting food relief programs don’t think of it as charity. They think of it as solidarity. Mutual aid.

French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest are both officially off this year because of the coronavirus, organizer French Quarter Festivals Inc. announced Thursday.

With the help of the state and UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the city on Thursday morning provided shelter in local hotels to 150 people experiencing homelessness.

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced a measure Wednesday that would undercut the statewide stay-at-home order Gov. John Bel Edwards put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Promising treatments for COVID-19 are worryingly scarce.

Steven is an addict. He has been off of drugs for six years now, and says he maintains his sobriety by regularly attending a Narcotics Anonymous support group.

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The state is directing $10.4 million in federally-funded block grants to the City of New Orleans, sending money back to affordable housing projects that were in jeopardy because of COVID-19, it announced Tuesday.

The latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health indicates 20,316 people are presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Lousiana — 3,013 more since the April 27 update.