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WYES CONTINUES ITS NEWEST SERIES ABOUT THE LOCAL IMPACT OF COVID-19

How have restaurants, hotels, area musicians and the tourism industry handled the challenges brought on by the pandemic?

Premiered Thursday, November 12, 2020

Visitors from across the world travel to New Orleans to enjoy the food, music and warm hospitality. But COVID-19 has caused travelers to stay home which has taken a toll on the region's hospitality industry. The next episode of the WYES series LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL looks into how restaurants, hotels, area musicians and the tourism industry have handled the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IMPACT is the fifth installment of the series, LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL. Scroll down below to see all episodes in the series.


Meet the host and panelists for LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IMPACT:

Series Host:

Host Marcia Kavanaugh

WYES Community Projects Producer and INFORMED SOURCES host, Marcia Kavanaugh, will moderate the discussion.

Program Panelist:

Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of the City of New Orleans Health Department

Jan Ramsey
Publisher, OFFBEAT Magazine

Greg Reggio
Chef/Owner, Taste Buds/Zea Restaurants

Program Panelist:

Mark Romig

Mark Romig
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
New Orleans & Company


Fourth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Race for a Vaccine

In the fourth installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, local health experts and researchers discuss the latest on the vaccine and treatment of COVID-19. The program premiered on Thursday, October 8, 2020.


Third Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Higher Education

In the third installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, WYES connects with local higher education experts to bring viewers a closer look at the pandemic’s effect regionally. The program premiered on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Second Episode:

Living in the New Normal Educating Our Children

In the second installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, education experts discuss what options are going to be available for students, parents and teachers as the new school year starts. The program premiered on Thursday, July 30, 2020.


Original Episode:

Living in the New Normal

The first episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL focused on how to stay healthy during this uncertain time. The program premiered on Thursday, June 25, 2020.