Phase 2 reopening

COMMENTARY

Do you care if you spread COVID-19 to people you don’t know?

BY: - November 30, 2020

It’s hard to hold people accountable when they can’t be confronted with the consequences of the harm they cause. That’s one of the most frustrating aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Behavior that puts other people at risk and rhetoric that encourages that behavior can’t necessarily be linked to specific cases, hospitalizations and deaths. So […]

Vice President Mike Pence

More COVID-19 cases, more restrictions for Louisiana

BY: - November 25, 2020

More than two months after Louisiana’s relatively low COVID-19 numbers gave Gov. John Bel Edwards a reason to move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, the governor announced Tuesday that he is returning the state to a “revised Phase Two.”  That means lower capacities in restaurants, gyms and “nonessential” retail establishments and sports […]

Governor reinstates face mask mandate

Despite positive trends, Louisiana will remain in Phase 2 of its reopening plan

BY: - August 26, 2020

Louisiana will remain in Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening plan until at least Sept. 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday.  That means nonessential businesses (such as amusement parks and playgrounds and concert halls) and bars without a food service permit will remain closed indefinitely and essential businesses must continue operating under the current […]

Gov. John Bel Edwards

‘We’re in a new normal,’ Gov. Edwards says about coronavirus restrictions

BY: - July 31, 2020

Though statewide mandates and closures have changed relatively frequently over the past couple months, Gov. Edwards said the current restrictions and order should not change anytime soon. Undeterred by a lawsuit filed against him by bar owners who accuse him of overreach, Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a Thursday press conference that the White […]

Two huge COVID-19 surges make Louisiana an outlier in the U.S.

BY: - July 10, 2020

In April, the United States COVID-19 outbreak greatly affected a handful of states including New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts and Louisiana. Now in July, the United States COVID-19 outbreak is affecting a different group of states including Arizona, Florida, South Carolina and Texas. But it’s also affecting Louisiana – again. Most states with COVID-19 surges […]