Virus roundup … 

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    • The next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress on Tuesday—issuing a plea for people to avoid crowds and wear masks.

    • A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s emergency plan for its July presidential primary and August municipal elections, a plan written in response to the coronavirus outbreak, WBRZ-TV reports. The emergency plan—crafted by Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and approved by state lawmakers in April—increases early voting by six days and expands mail-in balloting options for some people at higher risk to the virus.

    • There’s already competition to reserve major international trips in 2021 as people who canceled 2020 trips because of coronavirus look to roll over the money they already spent, The Wall Street Journal 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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