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Covid-19 Testing And Necessary Vaccine Site

Today, Friday, September 11th, there is a COVID 19 Testing and Vaccine site in Lafayette- Friday, Sept. 11: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lafayette Parish Health Unit 220 W. Willow St. This is a drive-thru testing and vaccination site. Please stay in your vehicle and wear a mask. You must provide a phone number and email address…MORE

Vitalant First to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Positive Rates for 250,000 Blood Donors in Support of Pandemic Response Efforts

Vitalant First to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Positive Rates for 250,000 Blood Donors in Support of Pandemic Response Efforts

LAFAYETTE, LA (Sept. 10, 2020) — To support pandemic response and preparedness efforts, today, Vitalant became the first U.S. blood services provider to release COVID-19 antibody-positive rates of more than 250,000 blood donors, June through July 2020, including those in the Northern Nevada area. Those with a positive diagnostic or antibody test result are encouraged…MORE

Up Next, A Shortage Of Pepperoni

Up Next, A Shortage Of Pepperoni

Coronavirus has provided us with many shortages this year, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, coins….next up…pepperoni! Some pizza restaurants around the country are reporting a shortage of pepperoni and higher prices for cheese.  There is no clear reason why there’s a shortage, perhaps it’s the labor involved as meatpackers are cutting back on the number of…MORE

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

Federal COVID-19, Drive-Through Testing Sites Continue in Acadiana LDH and LANG has partnered with parish governments in Region 4 to offer COVID-19 drive through testing. Acadia Parish: Monday August 3rdand Wednesday August 5th  – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Acadia Rice Arena. 159 Cherokee Drive. Crowley. 70526 Tuesday August 4th   – 8:00 AM – 4:00…MORE

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks has postponed his Facebook Live concert that was scheduled to take place on July 7 on Inside Studio G. Garth’s media contact released a statement on July 6: “Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio…MORE

Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

LAFAYETTE, LA– Monday, June 1, 2020 – Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood collector—serving hospital patients in South Louisiana—is providing the test results to donors who complete successful blood donations, which are critically…MORE

Vitalant Urges Louisiana to Take Action and Save Lives Amidst COVID-19

Vitalant Urges Louisiana to Take Action and Save Lives Amidst COVID-19

Lafayette, LA – May 14, 2020 – The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood donations. The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding our community in Acadiana that donations…MORE

Cumulus Stations to Air “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” on April 30

Cumulus Stations to Air “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” on April 30

More than 6,000 radio stations—including all available Cumulus radio stations—will air the Radio Cares’ Feeding America Emergency Radiothon on April 30. The Feeding America Emergency Radiothon will drive donations to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund and its 200 local member food banks. The all-day radiothon will features artists, radio personalities and special guests sharing stories…MORE

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