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Louisiana Enters Phase 2 of Reopening on Friday, June 5

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that, on Friday, June 5, Louisiana will enter into phase 2 of reopening. Learn more about what restrictions are being lifted below.


  • All vulnerable individuals should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.
  • All individuals, when in public (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 50 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed.
  • Non-essential travel can resume.


  • Continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible with business operations.
  • Close common areas where personnel are likely to congregate and interact, or enforce moderate social distancing protocols.
  • Strongly consider special accommodations for personnel who are members of a vulnerable population.

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  • Schools and organized youth activities (e.g., daycare, camp) can reopen.
  • Visits to senior care facilities and hospitals should be prohibited. Those who do interact with residents and patients must adhere to strict protocols regarding hygiene.
  • Large venues (e.g., sit-down dining, movie theaters, sporting venues, places of worship) can operate under moderate physical distancing protocols.
  • Elective surgeries can resume, as clinically appropriate, on an outpatient and in-patient basis at facilities that adhere to CMS guidelines.
  • Gyms can remain open if they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.
  • Bars may operate with diminished standing-room occupancy, where applicable and appropriate.

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