Virus roundup … 


The US saw a 25% increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the week ended June 21 compared to the previous seven days, with Arizona, Florida and Texas experiencing record surges in new infections, a Reuters analysis found. 

More than 700 U.S. cities have halted plans to improve roadways, buy new equipment and complete a wide array of upgrades to water systems and other critical infrastructure, as government officials slash spending to shore up the massive holes in their budgets created by the coronavirus, The Washington Post reports.

• Relief Telemed, a virtual care platform, announced today that it is teaming up with Neighborhood Health and Fred’s in Tigerland to offer COVID-19 screening to all college students and staff members who work in Tigerland establishments.

LSU was originally scheduled to enter phase three of reopening on June 29, but has now pushed that date back after Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the state as a whole would remain in phase two for now, WAFB-TV reports.

Read more stories on how the coronavirus is impacting the Baton Rouge business community. See a roundup of resources available to those impacted by the pandemic. Click here to see a 225 magazine list of local restaurants offering patio seating or indoor dining during phase two of reopening. 

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