The COVID-19 crisis dominates our coverage this week:
The state of Louisiana orders schools to close and halts gatherings of more than 250 people as the number of coronavirus cases rises. We replay portions of a joint news conference by Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor Latoya Cantrell.
Michael Isaac Stein has been following City Hall’s response all week and has more on the economic and labor impacts of the outbreak.
Environmental opinion writer Bob Marshall of the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate talks about another crisis we can’t forget about — that of climate disruption and our disappearing coast.