From canceled events to sick days, coronavirus leaves New Orleans hospitality workers vulnerable

News Story (Louisiana)

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
March 12, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Unemployment Insurance

Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)


The spread of COVID-19, and efforts to contain it have hit global travel and trade, sent share prices into a tailspin, and threaten to bring a decade long U.S. economic expansion to a screeching halt. In New Orleans, few are feeling the threat to their livelihoods more acutely than the 100,000 or so people who work in New Orleans’ hospitality sector.