I hope you understand the importance of this message.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser reminds you that even though a lot of events are canceled in the state of Louisiana now due to the threat of the Coronavirus, get out and support local businesses.

He reminds you to follow safety protocol, but if you can, help keep the small businesses open during this difficult time.

So many bars, restaurants, and other small businesses have already been affected by this pandemic and like the Lt. Governor we too hope you can do your part in supporting small businesses. They truly are the backbone of our community.

Here's Lt. Gov. Nunsgesser's important reminder.