COVID-19

Bar owners file federal lawsuit challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards’ order...

An attorney who served as executive counsel in former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of eleven bar owners...

Louisiana: 5 numbers that explain our coronavirus outbreak right now

There’s a lot of data getting released about Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak each day. It can be overwhelming. Here’s a few numbers we’ve cherry picked...

Without the $600 added to unemployment checks, I don’t know how...

By Travis Smith Congress will soon be debating legislation that will determine if families like mine will be able to stay above water. My wife...

If $600 checks from Washington disappear, unemployed workers will have to...

CORRECTION: A new Illuminator story has been published explaining that self-employed workers in Louisiana are entitled to a fraction of the $600 they'd been...

Even as Louisiana homelessness surges, federal rental assistance ends

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been kind to Natasha Blunt. She has already lost her grandmother and best friend to the disease. Now she...

Local government coronavirus relief will mostly go to public safety, criminal...

The bulk of Louisiana’s approximately $500 million in coronavirus relief funding for local governments will go to public safety and criminal justice system costs,...

COVID-19 cases are straining the state’s healthcare capacity, Gov. Edwards warns

As the state of Louisiana reached a grim milestone of more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards and officials from...

Louisiana sets a daily coronavirus case record

Louisiana set a new record Wednesday when it reported 2,802 new COVID-19 cases, that is, cases that cannot be significantly attributed to a backlog...

Vaccine makers say a COVID-19 shot could be available in early...

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the companies working on some of the top candidates for COVID-19 vaccines predict they should have shots available by early...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards extends coronavirus restrictions

Gov. John Bel Edwards will extend the state’s current coronavirus restrictions -- including its face covering mandate, 50-person gathering cap and bar closures --...

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