Businessmen: New Orleans must reopen to save its economy
April 19, 2020
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of local businessmen is urging government leaders to reopen New Orleans, underscoring the friction between shutting down the economy and curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
In a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, they say "a managed return to work" on May 1 is needed to save the city's tourism industry and other businesses.
"The deeply unsustainable cancellation of all public events in our city for 2020 will irreparably damage if not destroy our city's culturally important French Quarter - our tourist industry, an...