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RENT ASSISTANCE -  Financial experts say it’s a good plan to have some cash set aside for emergencies and most recommend  having at least 6 weeks take-home pay saved up for those unpredictable things like unforeseen home or car repairs,  or temporary job losses due to layoffs or illness.

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COVID-19 NUMBERS -   Everyday   news reports are loaded with the latest numbers regarding Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations, ,  presumed-recoveries and deaths.  These numbers can either be illuminating or confusing depending on how they’re presented and interpreted.  Social media is loaded with discussions and debates over which numbers are significant when considering the severity of outbreaks.    But some numbers are better indicators than others, three numbers in particular.

Courtesy: Caddo Parish School Board

SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS – The Caddo Parish School System in Northwest Louisiana  announced Monday that the coming school year reopening will be delayed a bit.  During a press conference yesterday, School Superintendent  Lamar  Goree said the district plans are to  push  back  the  start date from August 10th to  August 24th.   It’s all due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Goree  explained this effort  is to get kids back to school  safely.           

Courtesy: LDH

COVID-19 SURGES - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced  Saturday  a statewide mask mandate, putting tougher limits on group gatherings and shuttering bars.  Beginning Monday,  the governor's proclamation requires face coverings for everyone ages 8 and older except for anyone who has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering.

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