DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs are... LWC issues apology after sending letters to unemployed, warning they were overpaid & owe thousands. BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge General is hosting... Watch the 2 Your Health report for Tuesday,... CareSouth Baton Rouge distributes fresh fruit, veggies in honor of National Health Center Week. The deadline to register a claim on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website is Oct. 15, 2020. If additional assistance is needed, you can call 1-888-342-6207. To file a claim, go to or call 866-783-5567. SHREVEPORT, La. BATON ROUGE – According to The Louisiana Department of Revenue, nearly 160,000 Louisiana residents could be eligible for unclaimed federal COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. The latest proclamation that goes into effect Friday continues to include a statewide mask mandate and will last 28 days. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, and Republican Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. Edwards' new order will allow bars to open in parishes where with a positivity rate of 5% or below for two straight weeks if a parish government opts in. Edwards said his biggest concern moving forward "is the potential for Labor Day to disrupt the progress we've been seeing." 2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor... 2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests. The Opelousas and West Monroe Saturday Testing Centers have resumed testing. Bars that are allowed to open will be limited to 25% indoor capacity capacity up to 50 customers with the same limits for outdoor capacity in parishes that qualify and opt in. Also on the list for discussion are voting plans during a disaster, adjustments to the state budget, tax breaks, K-12 school sports, COVID-19 testing, sale of state property, nursing home visitation policies and more. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards talks about Hurricane Laura during an August 25, 2020 press conference. Stressed about COVID-19? If you have lost your job or if you have reduced hours you may be eligible for Medicaid. We are following all guidance provided by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) relative to COVID-19.

Flooding in Lake Maurepas forcing wildlife out... Metro Council defers annexation of Willow Ridge... Metro Council defers annexation of Willow Ridge homes from St. George into Baton Rouge. Delta is stepping up to help Louisiana during this trying time. BATON ROUGE – Get ready for a very different LSU game day Saturday. Restaurants, salons and other businesses and churches will be able to increase their occupancy from 50% to 75%. Gov. COVID-19 UPDATE: State Civil Service is conducting walk-in testing at the Baton Rouge Testing and Recruiting Center.Click here for the latest information. LDH has launched a website that includes extensive information that is updated daily ... You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking a medical diagnosis; ... a healthcare professional or the government could also be eligible. Louisiana businesses may apply as follows: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Proclamation or Official Statement Request. Dr. Alex Billioux of the Louisiana Department of Health said only five of 64 parishes are meeting that rate now: Bienville; Jefferson Davis; Orleans; St. John; and Plaquemines. For information on your local foodbank, click here. According to The Louisiana Department of Revenue, nearly 160,000 Louisiana residents could be eligible for unclaimed federal COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. Box 91283Baton Rouge, LA 70821.

We are expected to begin payments on April 13, 2020. Nursing home visits remain prohibited, but Edwards said the Louisiana Department of Health will begin a pilot program that allows outdoor visits in parishes where there is a 5% positivity rate or less and at facilities with zero cases in the last 14 days. Visit for more information. (KSLA) — Louisiana’s local governments could be negatively impacted financially for years to come, according to an analysis of the impacts of Hurricane Laura and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been successful in Phase 2 and our education community is prepared for Phase 3," Brumley said. Bars will be able to offer seated table-side service only. LAS VEGAS - Head coaches for the Saints... Watch the 2 Your Health report for Sept. 23, 2020. "I definitely think it's a positive.". The Small Business Administration has approved that ALL 64 Louisiana parishes are eligible for COVID-19 business aid. BATON ROUGE - Approval has been given for a flood mitigation project to move forward in East Baton Rouge Parish. Though the governor announced Thursday he would advance the state into some form of Phase 3, Edwards waited until Friday to provide specifics on his latest proclamation.