Virus roundup … 

    • The Louisiana Department of Health today reported 380 new COVID-19 cases as the state’s infection rate holds steady. The new cases bring Louisiana’s total to 188,352 since March.   

    • East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William “Beau” Clark today published on his Facebook page that there were just three new COVID-19 deaths in the parish over the past week. 

    • Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of COVID-19. An analysis of federal data from 20 states for The Associated Press finds that new weekly cases among residents rose nearly four-fold from the end of May to late October, from 1,083 to 4,274

    • Federal regulators are requiring Zoom to strengthen its security in a proposed settlement of allegations that the video conferencing service misled users about its level of security for meetings.    

    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 three of reopening.