CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (COVID-19)



SBA Disaster Resource Aid Access

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza confirmed that Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small businesses are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans, which will be made available to eligible firms suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus.

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Attention: Food Services Annoucement for EBR

The tentative feeding site are Capitol Middle, McKinley Middle, Northeast Elementary, Progress Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, and Woodlawn Elementary. The start date is Wednesday, March 18, through Thursday, April 9.

 WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are simple measures you can take to protect yourself and help us reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community.

At church:

  • Practice fist and elbow bumps instead of hugging or shaking hands.
  • Take advantage of our church sanitizing stations, particularly after sneezing, coughing and touching regularly used surfaces. We encourage members and guests to bring their own hand sanitizers as well.
  • Wash your hands often, particularly after using the restroom.

If you feel sick or are caring for someone who is sick:

  • Stay home unless you are seeking medical treatment.
  • Limit your participation in community activities.
  • Dispose of used tissues right away.

In general:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and others with unwashed hands.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water as often as you can. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you are not near a sink, use hand sanitizer. Sanitize all of the skin on your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Refrain from shaking your hands to dry them.
  • Engage in respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into the bend of your elbow.
  • Sanitize freshly touched surfaces in your home, school or office daily.
  • Avoid coming in close contact with those who appear unwell.

Educate yourself:

  • Learn the additional measures that high risk, vulnerable individuals should take.
  • Stay up on current events.