Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Covid-19 update: March 31

54 people died overnight There were 1,212 new cases reported since March 30. Reported COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals: 1,355. Of those 438 are on ventilators. Yesterday there...

NPSO, NPD and DA issue joint statement regarding ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

Source: NPSO, NPD and NP District Attorney (March 30, 2020) We are beginning our second week of the ‘Stay-at-Home’ order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards (Proclamation...

Coronavirus update: March 30, 2020

Parishes are listed in order from most cases to least. Natchitoches and some neighboring parishes are highlighted in yellow. Orleans  -  1,480 case(s)  |  86 death(s)  |  1,429...

DR. KAREN MCGUIRT MCFERRIN

NATCHITOCHES, LA May 15, 1949-March 28, 2020 Dr. Karen McGuirt McFerrin, 70, passed away March 28, 2020, following a lengthy illness.  She was born May 15,...

Drive through COVID-19 community screening and testing opens in Natchitoches

Source: Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Fever, cough, shortness of breath? If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 also known as theCoronavirus, beginning...

CHRISTUS Physician Group and CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini dramatically expand Telehealth services and online...

CHRISTUS Physician Group and CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System is drastically expanding telehealth services and online screening tools Louisiana with the launch of...

Public Service Commissioner says more internet service coming to North La.

More federal dollars have been set aside to pay for expansion of high-speed internet service in North Louisiana, and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell...

Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings ban

Source: Associated Press By STACEY PLAISANCE Congregants arrive at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, La., Sunday, March 29, 2020. Pastor Tony Spell has defied a...

Emergency access to food stockpile comes to New Orleans ‘in the nick of time’...

Click the link for the full article in the Times-Picayune   https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_249a1b3c-7105-11ea-9516-ab95f5872a86.html

Florida orders Louisiana arrivals into quarantine

Source: Associated Press By TERRY SPENCER and MIKE SCHNEIDER Zac Giparas, 28, takes a picture of the Covid-19 update beach closure sign along the sand at...

Texas tightens rules on neighboring Louisiana over virus

Source: Associated Press By PAUL J. WEBER In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, photograph, a hiker sets off on a trail through Franklin Mountains State Park...

Trump adds 30 days to distancing guidelines as virus spreads

By ZEKE MILLER Source: Associated Press President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March...

NPSB message to parents concerning feeding sites

Source: NPSB In compliance with Governor John Bel Edwards' Statewide Stay-At-Home Order to further fight the spread of COVID-19, the Natchitoches Parish School Board has...

Take a peek into our weekend edition for March 28-29, 2020

Some of our headliines •Communities find creative ways to keep children engaged (featuring YOUR photos) •Plantation Renovation •Let them eat cake •Sen. John Kennedy outlines benefits of CARES...

Arrest Report for March 28, 2020

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