Louisiana bars may reopen indoors, restaurants may hold more customers and churches will not have capacity limits for worship services, under the relaxed coronavirus rules announced today by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The relaxed phase three restrictions – which come as new COVID-19 cases in Louisiana and hospitalizations continue to decline – will come into effect statewide on Wednesday, unless a local mayor or president of parish does not adopt more stringent limits. The Louisiana state mask mandate, in place since July, will remain.
The new requirements will remain in effect until March 31.
“We are currently moving in the right direction and have been doing so for several weeks now, and we are certainly all delighted with it,” said the Democratic governor. “We do know, however, that we still have a lot of…
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