LABEOC Update - 4/24/2020
LABEOC Update - 24 April 2020
As of noon (12:00 PM) today, Louisiana has 26,140 diagnosed cases, 1,601 deaths and 1,697 patients hospitalized (286 requiring ventilators) associated with the outbreak. Further data is available at www.ldh.la.gov/coronavirus.
Louisiana COVID-19 response strategic imperatives:Prevent spread of the virus, surge testing capacity, and surge contact tracing capability.
"A SAFE AND PHASED REOPENING OF OUR ECONOMY IS VERY EXCITING BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE ARE LETTING DOWN OUR GUARD AT ALL IN ANY WAY.ON THE CONTRARY, CONTINUED DILIGENCEIS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR STRATEGYTO GET OUR COUNTRY BACK TO WORK, TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK." -PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
See attached ESF-15 Daily Briefing Points for Topline Briefing Points and Messages from the federal government.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATIONS CENTERS AND CONTROL ROOMS - A GUIDE FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE. The attached guide provides considerations and mitigation measures for operations centers and control rooms across the 16 critical infrastructure sectors required to operate in a pandemic environment. Operations centers and control rooms often operate 24/7, depend on unique equipment, and require specially trained staff who are difficult to replace. As a result, specialized equipment and long lead times required to train personnel mean there is a higher risk to sustaining reliable operations.
PPP applicants will keep their place in line but should check with lender anyway. Small businesses that missed out on the first round of federal relief in the Paycheck Protection Program will have a second chance to apply for the forgivable loans now that Congress has replenished the PPP fund. The $484 billion aid package, which sets aside $320 billion for small business PPP loans, is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump later today. Applicants who already are working with a local lender and have completed the application process will keep their place in line and don't have to refile, according to several local bank executives. https://www.businessreport.com/newsletters/ppp-applicants-will-keep-their-place-in-line-but-should-check-with-lender-anyway
2020 NOAA/NHC Hurricane Resilience Webinar Series. With hurricane season quickly approaching, I wanted to share a series of upcoming webinars that will be available to you. You can view them from your home or at the office. This series will cover a variety of topics - all of which should be interesting. https://www.regions.noaa.gov/secar/index.php/noaa-secart-2020-hurricane-awareness-webinar-series/
Resilient Louisiana Commission. For information on Commissioners and Task Force Leaders for your business sector visit: https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/resilientlouisiana
Private Sector PPE Exchange Network. The PPE Exchange is a simple to use Dashboard to connect private sector sellers with private sector buyers. The users enter their own information and update as needed. This dashboard is not for government contracting - it is designed for B2B only. You can join the Exchange Network here: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/ppeexchange
GNO Pivot Resource Database. The GNOpivot Resource Database was created to connect Louisiana businesses that are pivoting to serve our community's immediate needs as a result of coronavirus. This at-a-glance resource page allows you to filter companies by their products or services. There is a wide range of companies included in the list, all offering something to assist in flattening the curve and sustaining our economy. Purchasing locally first helps our local economy, our neighbors and friends. Check here first for your immediate COVID-19 business needs. https://gnoinc.org/initiatives/coronavirus/resources/
There will be no Daily Update published on Saturday or Sunday, 25/26 April, 2020.
We wish you and your families a safe and healthy weekend and as always THANK YOU for your TREMENDOUS support of Louisiana.
Chris J. DeGuelle
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