Roundup: Cyber attacks on schools / Amedisys partnership / Plan of government meeting 

     Classroom confidential: Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an emergency declaration after malware attacks against school systems in Sabine and Morehouse parishes and the City of Monroe. Edwards says the declaration makes state resources available to help local governments respond to the cyberattacks and stop future data loss. Edwards’ office says the declaration will remain in effect through Aug. 21, unless terminated earlier.

    Done deal: Baton Rouge-based home health company Amedisys Inc. has signed an agreement with ClearCare Inc. to establish partnerships between Amedisys’ home health centers and personal care agencies using ClearCare to coordinate patient care. The partnership will leverage Amedisys’ home health footprint of 322 agencies in 34 states and ClearCare’s technology platform used by more than 4,000 personal care agencies. Read the full company announcement. 

    Here’s the plan: Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis will host a community on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at the BREC headquarters to discuss proposed amendments to the plan of government for the city-parish. Any changes to the plan of government would first come before the Metro Council for consideration and approval to send to voters before becoming effective. 

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