Get free COVID-19 testing at Shreveport church, recreation centers

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – There are several places around Shreveport where you can get free coronavirus testing this week.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will be offering COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

Monday, Oct. 12

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • David Raines Park Community Center – 2920 Round Grove Lane, Shreveport

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Querbes Park Community Center – 3500 Beverly Place, Shreveport

Wednesday, Oct.

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Free COVID-19 testing continues at Shreveport recreation centers

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Free coronavirus testing will continue to be offered this week at multiple recreation centers in Shreveport.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will be providing COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

Monday, Oct. 5

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • David Raines Park Community Center – 2920 Round Grove Lane, Shreveport

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Querbes Park Community Center – 3500 Beverly Place, Shreveport


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Alaska Airlines to furlough or lay off more employees as COVID-19 grips travel industry

As federal aid for airlines runs out and negotiations over more coronavirus relief stall, Alaska Airlines has begun cutting nearly 450 more flight attendants and other employees from its payroll while borrowing $1.3 billion from the U.S. Treasury.

The furloughs, first reported by online aviation magazine The Points Guy, were hardly unexpected. In June, Seattle-based Alaska announced it would begin slashing 3,000 jobs from its 23,000-person workforce starting at the

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Parks and Recreation volunteer tests positive for COVID-19

In a press release, Missoula Parks and Recreation announced that one of their volunteers tested positive for COVID-19.

The volunteer last exposure to participants was Sept. 9th.

The Missoula City-County Health Department’s investigation indicates the potential exposure is limited to fewer than 15 participants within a specific recreation program.

MCCHD is responsible for contacting the affected families.

Families do not need to contact Parks and Recreation or the Health Department

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser says state’s tourism industry lost $2.5 billion, laid off 109k workers due to COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The tourism in Louisiana has taken a large hit from COVID-19.

Billy Nungesser standing in front of a brick building: Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

According to a report by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office, the impacts from the coronavirus were large. The state lost more than $2.5 billion just from tourism alone, which led to 109,000 jobs lost in the industry.

In Baton Rouge, this problem is compounded

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Travel sector hit as UK COVID-19 cases rise

The threat of further a second round of Covid restrictions in London has dented confid.ence, with the travel sector in particular feeling the heat as we head into the weekend. Meanwhile, retail sales data highlights the winners and losers from 2020. 

  • FTSE turns lower, as London heads for a second round of restrictions 

  • Travel sector hit hard as quarantine restrictions loom.

  • Retail sales growth slows, with ‘V’ shaped recovery proving

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Las Vegas helicopter pilots lose jobs to COVID-19 travel fallout


Maverick Helicopters has seen a boom in domestic tours in Las Vegas but a steep drop in Grand Canyon tours, as international travel has shutdown. (Photo: Provided: Bryan Kroten)

LAS VEGAS – The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in Southern Nevada.

Several companies known for scenic tour flights to the Las Vegas Strip

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COVID-19 and recreation: Too much poop, too many people

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Mark DeOpsomer of Bozeman, Montana, is a backpacker with lots of miles on his soles. For almost four decades he’s gone to the remotest corners of the Northern Rockies.

On a recent trek 24 miles into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, he was relaxing along the banks of a creek, when out of nowhere a pack-rafter floated by. “I’d never seen any rafters before in The Bob but now

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Palm Springs’ Virgin Hotel ‘postponed’ due to COVID-19, could be replaced with condos, city says


A sketch of the proposed Virgin Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. (Photo: Submitted: Wessman Development Company)

Citing economic setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, developers of the the proposed Virgin Hotel in downtown Palm Springs have “postponed” the project, city staff said during Thursday’s Palm Springs City Council meeting.

As a result, the hotel could be replaced with a 62-unit condominium complex, officials said.

“Grit Development and the Virgin

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Murray River tourism operators fear even more losses with new COVID-19 roadmap

Regional tourism operators in Victoria, especially those within the border bubble with New South Wales, are not happy with the long-awaited roadmap to achieving a COVID-19 normal future.

The Victorian Regional Roadmap was announced on Sunday, but Ashton Kreuzer, marketing manager at Mildura Paddleboats, was concerned that the new roadmap meant restrictions in regional areas may still be in place for another two months.

The border closure and COVID-19 restrictions

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New Milford sees spike in COVID-19 cases and cancels fall recreation sports

NEW MILFORD – A surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks has led to the cancellation of fall recreation sports.

COVID what’s next: Is the Northeast ready for a second spike?



Mayor Michael Putrino said in a Facebook post on Saturday that the borough had recorded more than 60 confirmed cases in August, with 57 of them coming in the previous 15 days. He noted

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StatsCan surveying tourism trends again after stopping due to COVID-19

a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: Statistics Canada is wondering how many people traveled to and from P.E.I. this summer.

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Statistics Canada is wondering how many people traveled to and from P.E.I. this summer.

Tourism surveying underway right now should give Prince Edward Island businesses that rely on visitors an idea whether Canadians are still travelling to the province and spending cash during the pandemic.

Statistic Canada’s national tourism survey usually collects information from 36,000 people each month about their domestic and international travels.

However, surveying from

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COVID-19 Bankrupts Trump-Branded Hotel In Vancouver

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Without tourism, former Hawaii plantation towns struggle amid COVID-19

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Published 7:43 a.m. ET Aug. 25, 2020 | Updated 4:27 p.m. ET Aug. 25, 2020


Hawaii’s planned September 1 start date for allowing out-of-state visitors to bypass a 14-day quarantine has been delayed until October.


HONOLULU, Hawaii — Hawaii’s communities that survived the demise of plantations by transforming into tourist destinations are struggling as the coronavirus pandemic keeps away visitors.

The newly formed Paia Community

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Tourism Industry Faces $1 Trillion Loss, 100 Million Jobs At Risk From Covid-19, UN Reports


A new policy brief from the United Nations outlining Covid-19’s impact on the tourism industry projects the pandemic will cost the tourism industry approximately $1 trillion in losses and threaten more than 100 million jobs worldwide, underlining how the ongoing global crisis has devastated one of the world’s largest industries.

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American Airlines to lay off 17,500 employees due to COVID-19 slump


Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.


American Airlines warned in July that it would have to lay off up to 25,000 flight attendants, pilots and other front-line workers this fall due to the steep decline in travel brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The final number came in lower thanks to voluntary employee

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Report card: Which hotel brands have adapted best to COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned travel upside down, and the hotel industry has been forced to cope with a constantly changing landscape of traveler expectations. From new cancellation policies to improved cleaning and social distancing procedures, major hotel brands have scrambled to adapt to the new reality.

But which hotel brands have adapted best? Which have offered the most customer-friendly policies and been willing to sacrifice bottom-line concerns for the

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