NEW ORLEANS – A Biz New Orleans survey of local business owners shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired – perhaps even required – many to become innovators. In 2020, formerly bustling restaurant dining rooms are now staging areas for curbside pickup. Doctors see patients via Zoom calls. And...
NEW ORLEANS – The picture on the front page of the paper says it all: a former New Orleans bakery worker is now earning a few dollars an hour holding up one of those signs on the street to capture the attention of passing motorists and pedestrians. The sign...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Eleven Louisiana bar owners filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. John Bel Edwards, arguing his coronavirus rules limiting bars to takeout and delivery unlawfully target one business sector and impose overly harsh restrictions. The lawsuit names the Democratic governor and Fire Marshal Butch Browning, the chief...
NEW ORLEANS – From Cox Communications: Cox is proud to partner with WDSU and Walmart to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for New Orleans area children. The event will take place Saturday Aug. 8 at United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Parents will have the opportunity to pick up backpacks...
NEW ORLEANS — The city’s communication office said a new COVID-19 testing option will begin in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 29, in partnership with U.S. Health and Human Services and the Louisiana National Guard.   A city spokesperson said the New Orleans Health Department communicated concerns to the federal government...
COVINGTON – Going out to the movies seems like an activity from another lifetime – but not for long. Marcus Theatres announced the Aug. 28 opening of Covington Cinema in Covington. Operators say the theater will follow enhanced protocols in accordance with current local health and safety guidelines. Measures includes...
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans turned to Walmart’s online business as well as its stores for supplies and home goods as the virus surged in new regions, resulting in soaring sales for the fiscal second quarter. Walmart’s online sales nearly doubled in the fiscal second quarter, helped by an expansion...
NEW ORLEANS – Cox Communications’ “One Call a Day” campaign inspired a special video chat recently, when Cam Jordan of the New Orleans Saints called one of the team’s biggest fans. A video of the call, posted to the Saints’ Facebook page, shows Cam Jordan catching Shannon Collins, who lives...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana will start accepting applications Wednesday for a $250 one-time payment offered to front-line employees who checked out grocery customers, worked at nursing homes and performed other essential tasks in the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Revenue announced the application website and...
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans released the COVID-19 health and safety rules that will guide studios, producers and film and television productions as they make decisions about returning to work in New Orleans. The city’s film office said the safety of filmmakers, crew members, vendors, location...