Gov. John Bel Edwards is holding a 2:30 p.m. press conference today to discuss what Louisiana coronavirus restrictions will look like when his current Phase 2 order expires Wednesday.
Edwards’ order, in place since just before Thanksgiving, limited the occupancy of restaurants, casinos and gyms to 50% capacity, and restricted indoor bar opening to parishes with a percent positivity rate lower than 5%.
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to climb, according to the latest data from the Louisiana Department of Health. Hospitalizations reached an eight-month high of 1,647 on Tuesday, the highest number since April 28.
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