GNO, Inc. Coronavirus Update - 3/30

From: Tangipahoa Economic Development

To: Tangipahoa Businesses and Stakeholders

Please scroll all the way down to read the daily update for 03-30-20,  from GNO, Inc .

We will forward these daily updates on a regular basis in an effort to keep you informed. 

If you do not desire to receive these updates just let us know and we will remove you from the email group list.

Thank you and be safe and well for you and yours. 


Ginger Cangelosi

Executive Director

M: 985-474-0565


Michael H. Tomlinson, CLED

Economic Development Specialist

Tangipahoa Economic Development

Tangipahoa Parish Government

M: (985) 630-7176

O: (985) 340-9028


Resources for your information on COVID-19:

Tangipahoa Parish Government COVID-19 Page

Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Louisiana Economic Development Resource Page

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

GNO Pivot Initiative

GNO COVID-19 Resource Page


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Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:17 PM
Subject: GNO, Inc. Coronavirus Update - 3/30

Regional Stakeholders,

During a crisis, timely, accurate, and actionable information is important.  In order to help you get this information, GNO, Inc. is sending out regular updates.  Please see below, and feel free to forward.

March 30, 2020 Update


  • Paycheck Protection Plan Information - Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. held a webinar on the Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loan plan, an important part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. GNO, Inc. and partners vigorously supported the Payroll Protection Program in Washington over previous weeks.
    • If you would like a summary of the Paycheck Protection Program, you can access it here
    • If you would like the Paycheck Protection Program PowerPoint, you can access it here
    • A recording of the GNO, Inc. webinar will be posted by Wednesday
  • Governor’s Press Conference  - Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that Louisiana’s stay-at-home order will be extended through April 30.  Further, 200 members of the U.S. Navy will be used to help staff the New Orleans Convention Center, which is expected to be operating as a “step down” facility for less ill patients. 
  • Drive-Thru Testing Reduced – The City of New Orleans announced today that the parking lot at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre will no longer serve as a drive-thru testing site, due to declining demand.  Instead, the site will be consolidated with the testing site at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena parking lot. Testing will be offered in the parking lot at the Lakefront Arena from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be capped at 500 tests per day.



  • Looking for Customers? – If you have pivoted your business to make a new, coronavirus-related product, register onGNOpivot.
  • Looking for Employees? – A database of local talent looking for new job opportunities, including quick employment history and skills summary, is on the WorkNOLA Workforce Directory.
  • Looking for Work? – New opportunities are on


As always, general information is on the GNO, Inc. Coronavirus Business Resource Page.

Please feel free to contact or VP Policy Ileana Ledet with any questions or suggestions.

Take care,




Michael Hecht

President & CEO



Greater New Orleans, Inc.

1100 Poydras Street, Ste. 3475

New Orleans, LA 70130



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