COVID-19 Tangipahoa Parish Government Specific Updates

GNO, INC Update - 5/2/2020 & 5/3/2020

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 2&3, 2020 Update


  • Louisiana Legislature Returns to Work – After a two-month adjournment forced by the coronavirus, the Legislature will return to the State Capitol tomorrow at 9:00am.  By law, the session must end by June 1, leaving only four weeks for the session.  The House of Representatives will convene at 9:00 am, and the Senate will follow suit at 2:00 pm. The proceedings from both chambers can be streamed live at
  • State Dept. of Education Distributes $260M to Locals – The Louisiana Department of Education announced it will distribute nearly $260M to school districts across the state, as part of additional funding received from the federal government from the CARES Act.  The funding will be distributed according to school population.  You can read more here.


  • Emergency Response Program for Musicians – Greater New Orleans, Inc, in partnership with gener8torannounced a new initiative supporting New Orleans musicians affected by coronavirus.  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 up here.
  • “Getting Back to Work, in the New Normal:  Best Practices for Business Reopening” – Last 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. 


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 on GNOpivot.
  • 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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