On December 22, the Gov. extended his modified Phase Two order, including Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, to January 13, 2021, as hospitalizations have exceeded the level reached during the second surge in July. The Governor also declared an emergency for the elections in February, March and April of next year, per a request from the Secretary of State.
“While we have seen minor improvements, no one should feel good about our current COVID situation in Louisiana. We have too many new cases, too many people in the hospital and, sadly, too many Louisianans continue to die of this illness. Just this week, we reported the highest number of deaths since July,” said the Gov.
For complete guidance on the new Phase 2, visit the Open Safely portal at opensafely.la.gov.