NEW ORLEANS - During today's Smart & Sustainable Cities Committee meeting, Councilmembers will receive a presentation from representatives of the following organizations regarding preparation for anticipated impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
- Covenant Nursing
- Council on Aging
- New Orleans & Company
- Ochsner Baptist
- LCMC Health
- Louis Armstrong International Airport
- Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
- NOLA Public Schools
- Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
- United Way of Southeast Louisiana
"The Corona Virus is posing challenges for communities all across the globe, and New Orleans is clearly not exempt. Our city prides itself on big events that bring people together. We also depend on these large gatherings for our yearly financial stability. So how we deal with this pandemic will not just dictate our physical health but our fiscal health. That being said, New Orleans has proven herself to have a unique ability to remain resilient through trying times and bounce back. We should not expect different from this incident. The people, businesses and departments of the City went into preparation mode when it became clear that COVID-19 was highly likely to reach our region," said Council Vice President and Committee Chair. "Accurate public information is one of the most powerful tools in combating the spread of any infectious disease. We have welcomed a cross-section of representation from service providers, hospitality, healthcare and education to update the public about each of their preparations to combat COVID-19 and anticipated impacts upon their respective sectors. "
For live coverage of today's meeting, or to view the full agenda, visit council.nola.gov.
WHAT: City Council Smart & Sustainable Cities Committee meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Council Chamber, 1300 Perdido St.