La. Governor Issues State-Wide ‘Stay-Home’ Order

Written by on March 22, 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a state-wide “stay-home” order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 and will last until Monday, April 13, 2020 unless terminated sooner. The proclamation also states that these provisions may be extended beyond April 13, 2020 by further order (if necessary).

The proclamation closes all places of amusement (indoor and outdoor), all personal care and grooming businesses, and all malls. It also limits all public gatherings to a maximum of 10 people. All other businesses that are not specifically shut down must reduce operations to continue with minimum contact with members of the public and essential employees, while requiring proper social distancing. The 10-person limitation on gathering size does apply to small business operations.

The order allows for essential travel such as to obtain food, medicine or other goods, going to work (if necessary), going to and from the home of a family member, going to and from a place of worship, and engaging in miscellaneous outdoor activities. It also allows restaurants to stay open for take-out, delivery, and drive-thru and makes provisions for you to go pick them up.

The governor stressed during his media briefing for residents of Louisiana to take this proclamation seriously and to be good citizens “like they had never been before.”

The full proclamation (Proclamation Number 33 JBE 2020) can be found HERE.

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