The order specifies that Louisianans should still stay at home as much as possible to avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. People who are at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should still stay at home unless they are traveling outside of the home for an essential activity, like obtaining food, medicine or medical care.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) announces that the state will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15, and move to a phase-one reopening of the economy. Governor Edwards says the decision has been made after reviewing coronavirus data with health officials and in concert with the guidelines laid down by the White House. He says he believes the decision strikes a balance between protecting public health and reengaging more parts of the economy.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that Louisiana will move into Phase 1 reopening on May 15. Phase 1 is hoped to last 21 days until June 5, when the state could move into Phase 2. The order when issued later this week will also lift the 10-person gathering restriction but require all employees working with the public to wear masks.
The governor said during a town hall with The Advocate/Times-Picayune that his administration was wrapping up the specifics for which businesses are allowed to open Friday – and how. He signed the proclamation Thursday, and several agencies were working on guidelines for several types of businesses.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, May 14 he has officially signed the declaration allowing the state will enter Phase 1 of reopening effective Friday, May 15.