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The City's Director of Homeland Security says data shows traffic thru the city is about 70% lower than it normally is. He says the majority of New Orleans is complying with the social distancing mandates in place. But, the city has had to crack down on individuals and businesses who are not.
The City says one New Orleans firefighter tested positive for COVID-19. But, the president of the firefighters' union fears dozens more have been exposed to the virus. Now, he's pleading with the City to stop sending firefighters on medical calls unless they're life threatening emergencies.
The Louisiana Department of Health says a small number of children have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the state, but health officials believe many more are infected with mild or even no symptoms. And, they’re likely acting as vectors.
Jefferson Parish Coroner, Gerry Cvitanovich, M.D., says it will take several weeks before officials are able to determine how significant community spread is there and whether they're "flattening the curve."
Many of you may be feeling a lot of anxiety surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. We spoke with a local psychologist and the U.S. Surgeon General about how you can best manage that stress for you and your family.
LSU Health Infectious Diseases Chief, Julio Figueroa, M.D. says it's not recommended that people who are well be tested for Coronavirus. But, those who have flu like symptoms should call their doctor to see what testing should be done.
The Associated Press and attorneys for alleged child sex abuse victims were in Civil Court Thursday arguing that emails between the Saints and the Archdiocese of New Orleans should not remain confidential.
As an Orleans Civil Court judge ruled local media will have access to a hearing over Saints emails, in court filings, attorneys for alleged child sex abuse victims claim the team pulled community leaders into the handling of the church sex abuse fallout.