Gov. Edwards Releases New PSAs Encouraging the Extended Stay at

Home Order and How Louisiana Moves Toward Phase One

Baton Rouge Area Leaders Send Critical Video Messages to the African American Community Amid Covid-19 Quarantine

The Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University released a non-partisan report that shows a majority of Louisianans say they are following Gov. Edwards’ Stay at Home Order and support the federal, state and local governments’ response to COVID-19. 

“It is an honor to serve the citizens of Louisiana on the COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce," said Co-Chair Dr. Sandra C. Brown, Dean of Southern University's College of Nursing and Allied Health. "I look forward to working with a distinguished diverse group of experts from across the state that is committed to addressing the health disparities that specifically challenge minorities and vulnerable populations in Louisiana...

Baton Rouge native Darnisha Harrison, founder and CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics, is advancing the development of an antiviral drug that may potentially fight coronavirus cases, and which would be more easily administered to those afflicted by the disease.

On behalf of the “Keep BR Serving” initiative, the Office of the Mayor-President would like to recognize Raising Cane’s for their incredible bulk purchase of $50,000 in gift cards in support of the local restaurant community. “This is a great initiative to support the restaurants in our hometown who don’t have a drive-thru. They are the backbone of our restaurant community and they have great staff who need our support.

Liberty Bank and Trust Company (Liberty Bank) headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana today announced that it has finalized a merger agreement and has acquired the assets and banking relationships of Louisville Development Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Metro Bank, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky.

It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, "In a real sense, all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly". 

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The Southern University Ag Center has launched a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational website to provide the Baton Rouge community with up-to-date information about the virus.

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