March 13, 2020

Dear Friend,

Gov. John Bel Edwards today signed a proclamation that, among other actions, immediately halts any public gathering of more than 250 people and closes all K-12 public schools statewide through Monday, April 13, as Louisiana seeks to slow the spread of COVID-19. At this point, churches do not fall within the ban set forth by Governor Edwards.

While there are 33 active known cases in our state, there have been no deaths at this time due to COVID-19 in Louisiana.

LFF’s recommends following CDC guidelines to keep your family healthy during this challenging season, but we also want to encourage you to pay close attention to what is happening in Baton Rouge. Other states have reported very dangerous legislation being advanced while the public remains distracted with panic over the COVID-19 virus.

This Sunday, we’ll be joining hundreds of thousands around the world who are participating in a Day of Prayer over the coronavirus. We hope you’ll join us.

LFF will keep you updated throughout the session on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Here’s LFF’s End of Week recap to get you up to speed on the rest of the news:

  • President Trump has announced sweeping travel restrictions between the U.S. and Europe, as well as proposals for federal aid for individuals who may be forced away from work during the outbreak. U.S. citizens will not be restricted from traveling to Europe, but foreign European nationals will not be admitted into the U.S. for 30 days, beginning today. Many federal offices have also been closed and employees asked to work from home.
  • A very difficult week for the stock markets as media-driven mania around the Wuhan virus caused investors to panic and sell off. Analysts believe the market will recover after the virus eventually tapers off and investor confidence returns.
  • A new map shows real-time coronavirus cases here in Louisiana, by parish.
  • LFF’s next Town Hall is scheduled for April 6th in Pineville.  Area pastors, business leaders, community leaders, and lawmakers are invited to join us. Please click here for more information, or to RSVP.

In many ways, this is a challenging time for our generation. Please join us in prayer for healing and peace for those who are or have family members who are afflicted. Let’s believe together that God will bring to completion His will and full restoration of health.

In His Service,

Gene Mills
Louisiana Family Forum


P.S. LFF will continue to be your voice in the halls of the State Capitol, so long as legislators are in the building and legislation is moving. Will you continue your faithful support of our efforts, through prayer, action, and resources?

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