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Is New Orleans ready to reopen?

The nation’s economy in a free-fall. The death toll continues to shock and climb day after day.  All communities are debating if and when it should abandon their severe lockdowns and return to a more restricted business-as-unusual.  Currently, the United States is facing an unimaginable 20 percent unemployment.  Yet, the deaths now hovering over 80,000.  Some experts predict that by Memorial Day, an unthinkable 100,000 people will have died as a result of the coronavirus.

 Locally, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell has opted in favor of reducing the health risks in favor of open the doors of commerce.  For a city, which already has been facing severe shortages in funds to pay for basic services, every day of lockdown means that much fewer tax revenues, it so desperately needs.

One New Orleans citizen, Arnie Fielkow, has an interesting perspective on the current crises.  Fielkow, served as a city councilman and its President after previously making his mark as the President of the New Orleans Saints.  Fielkow then moved on to lead the National Basketball Retired Players Association. As head of that organization, he showed his continued love for and loyalty to the city by building relations between the former pro basketball players and New Orleans youths.  Currently, he presides over the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, an outreach organization, which provides necessary services to the area.

On Thursday, May 14 at 4 PM,  Fielkow will discuss the lockdown in a  Facebook Live interview which will also be broadcasted simultaneously on  You are invited to watch and participate in the event on Facebook LIve or on or on the Greater Jewish Federation Facebook Page


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