At this point, the coronavirus has probably in some way impacted your life. Even those that mourn their loved ones are being forced to change the way they comfort one another. Baton Rouge area funeral directors are working on new ways to accommodate large families.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome calls the COVID-19 test site on the Mid City campus of Baton Rouge General a beacon of hope for the community. She says this local effort is to bring much-needed relief to hospitals and emergency rooms.
For several weeks, doors to beauty shops and nail salons will be closed. Right now, they’re not considered essential to citizens’ daily well being, so Governor John Bel Edwards ordered them to close up shop while healthcare workers get the outbreak under control.
It is known parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy but with closures to movie theatres and in-house dining at restaurants, the options are getting slim. Parks are a go-to but many are asking if they’re safe with the coronavirus going around.
Terry Delaney III, a football star at Tara High School was shot and killed on Feb. 23. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office are still trying to find the person responsible for his death.
You have to squint to see the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery through the trees. But just before midnight, yesterday folks here in the area didn’t have a problem spotting it. The flames lit up the sky.