CARES Act Passage, Stay at Home Order: COVID-19 Update 3.28.2020

This is Senator and Doctor Bill Cassidy. There have been some big developments regarding COVID-19, so I want to take this time to share some important information with you. 

Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a Stay At Home Order for the state of Louisiana. This is a necessary step to slow the spread of the virus and save lives. For more details about what the Stay At Home Order entails, click here.

A slower spread of COVID-19 will allow our health care system to handle cases over time, instead of becoming overwhelmed with an influx of cases at once. YOU can help save lives by doing your part to #FlattenTheCurve. What does that mean? Watch and share this video:

A slower spread of #COVID19 will allow our health care system to handle cases over time, instead of becoming overwhelmed…

Posted by Bill Cassidy on Saturday, March 21, 2020

American workers and small businesses are struggling. Congress just passed the CARES Act, a package to help individuals and small businesses through this tough economic time as we continue the necessary steps to combat this outbreak. It includes resources sent directly to individuals, $1,200 for individuals making less than $75,000 a year and $2,400 for married couples making less than $150,000, as well as $500 per child. These amounts gradually decrease for individuals and couples as their annual income increases. The payments cut off for individuals making above $99,000 and couples making $198,000.

The legislation also includes support for small businesses. To get more information about these resources and how to apply, you can visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana continues to rise, please be sure to do your part to slow the spread and protect yourself and your family from infection. If you are able, you can also help others by clicking here and donating to your local food bank through Feeding Louisiana. 

Contact the Louisiana COVID-19 hotline if you have questions or need more information.

Thank you,

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.