As Louisiana's Corona virus numbers had seemed to be leveling, suddenly the state Tuesday posted the largest one-day spike in deaths, an additional 129, breaking above 1,000 in Louisiana's COVID-19 fatalities at 1,013.
The badly-deteriorated 6.8-mile stretch of LA 96/Terrace Hwy between St. Martinville and Broussard is in store for a much-needed resurfacing. The project calls for milling, patching, overlay and drainage improverments on the heavily travelled road. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Monday that the low bid of $4,747,791 was submitted by Glenn Lege Co. of Youngsville. Work could begin in three to four months and should be completed by the spring of 2021.(Karl Jeter)
Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday ordered all public schools to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Louisiana Association of School Superintendents last week had asked the governor to consider such action.
Edwards has said students will not have to make up the missed time, which will amount to 46 days of the 175-day school year for most St. Martin Parish students. That’s a little more than one-fourth of the instructional year.
East Baton Rouge Parish is Louisiana's most populated parish. U.S. 2020 Census estimates rank EBR in 1st place with 440,000 residents.
While Louisiana’s COVID-19 case count appears to be leveling off, Governor John Bel Edwards Tuesday warned of taking slightly better numbers to mean infection rates are diminishing. The Louisiana Department of Health posted 1,417 additional Coronavirus cases since Monday, 400 less than the 1,857 new cases posted the day before.