Small Business Owners Guide from the U.S. Economic Development Administration

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LED Growth Network:  We received the attached Small Business Owners Guide from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) last night to help small business owners leverage federal resources made available by the CARES Act.  Because things are so fluid, I am documenting this information as accurate as of March 31, 2020.  There is a lot of information being disseminated, so please be mindful that your sources are verified and credible.  If you receive something that looks to good to be true or posts that appear to traffic in fear, it probably is not reliable.  Related to cyber security threats, the attached document on establishing a telework security policy was provided by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (via ESF-17 Team) which may provide helpful guidance.

Stimulus Scam

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Attached is Alert 20-005-I COVID-19 Stimulus Scams. This U.S. Secret Service document details several scams recently seen that attempt to exploit the COVID-19 relief and stimulus package.

Stimulus Scam PDF

COVID-19 Update - 4/1/2020

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Please go to for official information on Positive Test Results and locations.  It is updated 12 noon daily.  LDH officials’ latest report: As of last report there are 60 of 64 parishes reporting with 5,237 cases of COVID-19 and 239 deaths across the state.  SEE END OF REPORT FOR PARISH INFO. 

22 case(s)  4 death(s) under investigation to determine the “home of record/residency” to list them properly. 

Reported COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals 1,355  (438 of those on ventilators)

Tests Completed – 3,469 by State Lab; 35,498 Commercial Tests Completed and Reported to State

59 of 64 Parishes with Reported Cases  

GNO, Inc. Coronavirus Update - 4/1/20

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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 31, 2020 Update


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