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Mark Suire had be quarantined from his family, Ashlyn Grossie and their two-month child, Anlee.

Abbeville native Mark Suire has a different perspective on life after virus

Mark Suire was looking forward to the springtime.
He was beginning his fifth season as the softball coach at Centenary College in Shreveport, and he became the proud father of a two-month-old baby. But then the coronavirus pandemic arrived and turned his life upside down.
Softball season was canceled, which turned into a positive thing because it meant more time to spend with his daughter, Anlee, and his girlfriend Ashlyn Grossie, who is from Delcambre. The three had time to bond until one morning when Suire awoke to feel sick.

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff extends rural curfew hours

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is extending its curfew order for the unincorporated areas of the parish.
The order in place is set to expire on April 20th, 2020.
The supplemental order will continue the curfew from April 20, 2020 until said time that the Governor’s office lifts the “Stay at Home” proclamation that was enacted by his office.
The times and parameters in the rural areas of the parish which were set by the past curfew remain in place.

Harvard study warns of prolonged lockdown

Harvard University epidemiologists are warning that eradicating COVID-19 from the United States may take a lot longer than anyone wants to hear. As Louisiana broke above the milestone of over 1,000 Coronavirus deaths this week, Science magazine published the findings of Harvard researchers who summarized that Americans could see recurring COVID outbreaks as far out as the year 2024.

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Gov. Edwards Creates Resilient Louisiana Commission

BATON ROUGE — On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of Resilient Louisiana, a state commission charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months. The 18-member panel includes Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, and will be co-chaired by Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson and health care leader Terrie Sterling, a Baton Rouge consultant and retired Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System executive.

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