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Covid Update: Louisiana Returns To Phase 2 With Modified Restrictions

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana would go back to Phase 2 with modified restrictions, effective Wednesday, November 25. The announcement comes as cases continue to rise in Louisiana.

The modified restrictions to Phase 2 are outlined below:

  • Sports events limited to 25% capacity
  • Restaurants, gyms, casinos, non-essential retail limited to 50% capacity
  • Churches and places of worship limited to 75% capacity
  • Bars can allow up to 25% capacity indoors in parishes with a sustained positivity rate below 5%. Parishes with positivity rates higher than 5% can allow only outdoor seating at bars, up to 50 people.
  • Event centers limited to 25% (up to 75 people at indoor venues and up to 150 at outdoor venues where social distancing is not possible)
  • Mask mandate remains in place
  • Employers suggested to maximize remote work when possible
  • Families asked to engage in "safe" activities, do not gather with people from outside households

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