City of New Orleans Monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal, Encourages Residents to Prepare for Rain and Hurricane Season

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is forecast to remain in the the Bay of Campeche through this week and then drift northward into the Central Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Regardless of further development, heavy rainfall will be possible in New Orleans late this […]

Department of Health reports two new COVID-19 related deaths and COVID-19 related death of out-of-state resident

The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday confirmed two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 12. The deaths of a 38-year-old Catahoula Parish resident and a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident were reported today. Both had underlying medical conditions. This information will be reflected on the dashboard at the 5:30 p.m. update. The Louisiana Department […]


Through a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), COVID-19 testing will be offered at the Alario Center Parking Lot, 2000 Segnette Blvd. Westwego, LA 70094, to individuals who meet specific criteria. Sites will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020. […]

Gov. Edwards Updates Public Health Emergency to Waive Education Requirements, Speed Laboratory Testing

Gov. Edwards on Thursday signed an update to his Public Health Emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 outbreak, which waives some education requirements in the law and also suspends some laboratory requirements to speed the process of coronavirus testing, among other things. Click here to read the proclamation update. “The pace of testing has to increase in […]

Gov. Edwards: All Louisiana Parishes Eligible for COVID-19 Business Aid

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza confirmed that Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small business are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans, which will be made […]

Curbside Recycling Suspended Until Further Notice in Unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte Due to the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus

Curbside recycling pick-up in Unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte will be suspended effective Saturday, March 21, 2020 due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the metropolitan area. Residents are advised not to place their bins curbside on Friday evening, March 20, 2020 for collection on Saturday, March 21, 2020. […]