COVID-19 Alerts and Updates

Cox Delivering Crawfish to Healthcare Workers

NEW ORLEANS – From Cox Communications: As part of Cox’s commitment to New Orleans area, Cox will have crawfish delivered from Mr. Mudbugs to emergency workers at the COVID-19 test site at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Franklin Avenue on…

Cox Offers Ideas to Improve Internet Connections

NEW ORLEANS - From Cox Communications: Tips to help you get top performance out of your home internet connection LOUISIANA – There’s no denying it, internet traffic is up across the country. Many families are navigating working from home and…

COVID-19 Notes from JEDCO

METAIRIE - From the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission: Normally, at this point in the year, JEDCO would be gearing up for our annual startup pitch competition and celebrating a number of wins from the past three months. However, 2020…

Urban League Hosts CARES Act Webinar

NEW ORLEANS - From the Urban League: The Urban League of Louisiana's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites small businesses to a webinar about how the CARES Act and the FFCRA will impact their businesses and its employees. The event…

COVID-19 Updates from St. Tammany Health System

COVINGTON - From St. Tammany Health System: Overview Please enjoy this video greeting from CEO Joan Coffman about steps St. Tammany Health System is taking to emotionally uphold our colleagues, as well as measures to keep everyone protected; and this message from…

HR NOLA to Host Virtual 'Lunch and Learn'

NEW ORLEANS - From HR NOLA: Dear HR NOLA business partners, clients, and friends, We are still here! We hope this email finds you, your families, and employees healthy and well. During these unprecedented times, we know that not only…

Person CPA Group Offers Coronavirus Checklist

METAIRIE - From Person CPA Group: We know you are facing challenging times in this current health crisis. Person CPA Group is here to answer all your questions about financial support available for everyone. Whether you are considering unemployment benefits,…

Remote Working Creates New Cybersecurity Risks

NEW ORLEANS - From Universal Data Incorporated: With the increase in remote workforce, we have seen 2 consistent challenges to businesses. One is the increase in target cybersecurity attacks to small businesses through email phishing attempts, the other is fear…

GNO Inc. Shares COVID-19 Updates

NEW ORLEANS - During a crisis, timely, accurate, and actionable information is important.  In order to help you get this information, GNO, Inc. is sending out regular updates.  Please see below, and feel free to forward. News Paycheck Protection Program…

Video: COVID-19 Update from Cynthia Lee Sheng

METAIRIE - From the Jefferson Chamber: The Jefferson Chamber is excited to introduce the new Vision & Voice: Engage 2020 video series! Released weekly, the videos will feature knowledgeable leaders in the Jefferson Parish community to share their insight on…

Port Orleans Feeding Service Industry Workers

NEW ORLEANS - From Port Orleans Brewing Co.: Port Orleans is partnering with NATCO Food Service, Louisiana Fresh Produce and Blue Runner Red Beans to serve freshly prepared food for pick-up for service industry employees. The free meals will help…

Copeland's Giving Away Meals to Promote Delivery

NEW ORLEANS — From the Copeland’s Family of Restaurants: The Copeland’s Family of Restaurants is proud to announce a new program #FeedYour___. The program entails purchasing a meal from any Copeland’s New Orleans and donating it to a healthcare worker,…

Cox Media Offering Free Advertising to Local Restaurants

NEW ORLEANS - From Cox Communications: Cox Media in Louisiana announced today an opportunity to help customers during the Covid-19 crisis. With restaurants shifting their focus to delivery and takeout services, Cox Media understands that consistent business is paramount right…

St. Tammany Health System Gives COVID-19 Update

COVINGTON - As of noon Tuesday (March 31, 2020), the Louisiana Department of Health was reporting 5,237 positive or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, including 220 in St. Tammany Parish, 28 in Washington Parish and 25 in Tangipahoa Parish.…

JEDCO Explains Loan Process

METAIRIE - From the Jefferson Economic Development Comission: JEDCO has been continuously updating our COVID-19 resource page as information is received.  You can print out our CARES Act overview here. Many companies are already inquiring about how to start the…

LED Shares Details of Payroll Protection Plan

BATON ROUGE - Here's some notes on the Payroll Protection Plan, forgivable loans and SBA loans from Christopher Cassagne at Louisiana Economic Development: Paycheck Protection Loan Guidance From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce With the passage of the CARES Act…

New COVID-19 Test Gives Results in Four Hours

NEW ORLEANS - From Tulane Medical Center: A laboratory based at Tulane Medical Center and in partnership with UMC-LCMC is conducting a new test for COVID-19 that can yield results within four hours. The test was made possible through the…

Terminix Offers Disinfecting Services

NEW ORLEANS - From Terminix: Disinfecting and sanitizing is an important part of integrated pest management. You may not know that Terminix has been in the disinfectant business since Hurricane Katrina. Terminix can sanitize and disinfect your facility. We have…

HUB International Answers Questions About COVID-19

CHICAGO - From HUB International's Risk Services Division:   Is a COVID-19 case considered recordable? It Depends. OSHA’s recordkeeping rules apply only to injuries or “illnesses.” The rule defines an injury or illness as “an abnormal condition or disorder.” Illnesses…

Jefferson Chamber Releases Voice of Business PSA

METAIRIE, LA – From the Jefferson Chamber: The Jefferson Chamber has released a Voice of Business PSA in order to keep members and the business community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the voice of business, the Jefferson Chamber will…

JEDCO Releases CARE Act Resources for Local Businesses

(AVONDALE, La) -- From the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission: Today, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Adams and Reese co-hosted a web conference to break down the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the COVID-19…

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