Louisiana to remain in “phase two” of reopening due to pandemic

Louisiana to remain in “phase two” of reopening due to pandemic

COVID-19 remains a serious problem in the state of Louisiana as many aren’t taking mask usage and social distancing seriously.

Louisiana to remain in “phase two” of reopening due to pandemic

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

Louisiana will stay in “phase two” of the White House-approved restrictions meant to control the spread of COVID-19 for at least two additional weeks, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.

Crowds will remain limited to 5o people, face coverings still will be required in public settings, and bars still will be closed to on-premise service. Most other businesses will be limited to half of their normal capacity.

The current order is scheduled to end Friday. Edwards said White House officials approve of his decision to maintain the restrictions.

Many business owners and Republican politicians have urged Edwards to loosen the restrictions, citing the economic damage. Many restaurants, for example, have trouble sustaining their business while limited to 5o percent capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

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