COVID-19 Tangipahoa Parish Government Specific Updates

GNO, INC Update - 5/1/2020

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.

May 1, 2020 Update


  • Emergency Response Program for Musicians – Greater New Orleans, Inc, in partnership with gener8torannounced today a new initiative supporting New Orleans musicians affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Under the New Orleans Emergency Response Program musicians will have access to a free, three-day webinar series, featuring professional advice and resources.  Musicians can sign uphere.
  • Stay at Home Order Information – Governor John Bel Edwards released an overview of which businesses can be open under the current stay at home mandate.  The overview provides guidance on which business are allowed to open and restrictions that are in place.
  • Texas Ends Travel Restrictions from Louisiana – Texas has announced that Louisiana residents are no longer required to self-quarantine upon entering the state.  Louisiana residents were previously required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Texas.


  •  “Getting Back to Work, in the New Normal:  Best Practices for Business Reopening” – This week, GNO, Inc. released a plan for restarting the Greater New Orleans economy, and reopening businesses with a responsible and safety-first approach.  The plan provides robust industry-specific recommendations and a framework to safely restart the region’s economy, as well as opportunities for the future.  This plan was developed in partnership with many stakeholders, ranging from regional companies, to industry associations, to national consultancies, to global country examples. You can read the full plan here. 
  •  GNO, Inc. Webinar:  Help for the Music Industry – Today, GNO, Inc. hosted an informational webinar that included an in-depth discussion about local and national relief opportunities for companies, businesses, and workers in the music industry.  You can watch the webinar here.


Are you looking for:

  • Online Training? – A catalogue of opportunities for online training from the region’s higher education partners and private training providers can be found here.
  • Work? – If you want a job in a sector that is surging right now, new openings are on
  • Employees?
  • A database of local talent looking for new job opportunities, including quick employment history and skills summary, is on the WorkNOLA Workforce Directory.
  • GNOmatch provides custom connections between companies with lay-offs, and those hiring for transferable skills.
  • COVID-19 Customers/Purchasers? – If you have pivoted your business to make a new, coronavirus-related product, register onGNOpivot.
  • COVID-19 Supplies/Services? – If you are looking for PPE, sanitizer, food providers, and other related products and services, search the GNOpivot Resource Tool.

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

Please feel free to contact me or VP Policy Ileana Ledet at 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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