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Governor John Bel Edwards Extends Louisiana’s Stay-At-Home Order with Three New Changes

Louisiana’s stay-at-home order is extended thru May 15th. Governor Edwards announced that as a result of Louisiana not meeting the White House criteria for entering Phase One of the reopening the stay at home order is extended thru May 15.

The extended order includes the following 3 changes:

  1. Malls will remain closed to the public, but stores may open for curbside delivery.
  2. Restaurants will be allowed to open their outside areas for patrons to eat meals only, without tableside service.
  3. All employees of a business who have contact with the public must wear a mask.

Click here for the Governor’s full announcement
Click here for regional data trends

The next announcement regarding any changes to the order is scheduled for May 11th.



Here’s a snapshot of Louisiana’s Covid-19 numbers as of 12:00pm, April 27:

  • 27,068 reported cases in 64 of 64 parishes
  • 1,697 deaths
  • 146,989 tests have been administered
  • 1,683 COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized statewide, with 262 of those on ventilators.
  • 17,303 presumed recoveries as of 4/26/20.
  • 62,000 SNAP applications for supplemental food supplies.
  • $109 million will be paid today in unemployment insurance benefits, bringing the total to $714 million paid in the last 30 days.
  • 122,580 surgical gowns arrived on Friday and will be distributed as needed to hospitals throughout the state.
  • $579 million has been spent by state in response to the virus

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