Gov. announces 50% outdoor stadium capacity for high school football
BATON ROUGE - As of Friday, high school, outdoor stadiums will be allowed to open at 50% capacity in parishes where COVID positivity levels are below 5% for at least two weeks.
Based on data collected by the state, local parishes eligible to increase capacity include East Baton Rouge, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Assumption, and St. James.
The change comes after the governor met with Louisiana lawmakers who have wanted some relaxed stipulations on items like high school sports and stadiums.
During the most recent emergency legislative session, lawmakers have focused on upending the governor's emergency orders that have set restrictions on various parts of life - from stadiums to businesses such as bars and restaurants.
Lawmakers previously said they were inundated with complaints from disgruntled parents about delays in starting Louisiana’s football season because of the pandemic, while neighboring Southern states resumed practices and games.
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