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SM utility customers will have to pay up

Utility customers whose bills are in arrears will have to settle up or make arrangements by the end of May or face disconnections.
At the May 18 council meeting, members approved putting an end to the moratorium on disconnects instituted two months ago as the COVID-19 crisis developed. Delinquent account holders will now be expected to appeal directly to the city and set up a payment plan. Those who fail to pay or appear for a case-by-case review will have service disconnected and their account assessed the usual reconnect charge of $50.

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Louisiana Phase One reopening begins

"After discussing the data with experts at the Louisiana Department of Health and epidemiologists and the Resilient Louisiana Commission, we will be moving to Phase One [partial reopening] on Friday, May 15, so we will be lifting the stay at home order." And with that announcement by Governor John Bel Edwards, thousands of Louisianans breathed a sigh of relief with the hope of getting back on their feet financially.

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Governor will lift stay at home order

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he will let his stay at home order expire Friday after more than seven weeks, allowing a limited reopening of the Louisiana economy.
Edwards’ announcement means the state is judged to have made significant progress in lowering the rate of COVID-19 spread, the incidence of COVID-like illness, the number of people in hospitals with COVID-related illness and the number of deaths.
That moves Louisiana into Phase One of federal reopening guidelines.


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