State prohibiting all gatherings larger than 250 people
BATON ROUGE - Along with closing down public schools for a month, Governor John Bel Edwards has prohibited all gatherings with 250 people or more in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
On Friday, the governor signed a proclamation halting any gatherings of that size until April 13. The governor's office clarified Friday afternoon the announcement affects churches as well.
Today, I signed a proclamation that immediately halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13, closes all K-12 public schools statewide effective Monday, March 16 and also moves upcoming state elections. #lagov #lalege— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) March 13, 2020
As of mid-day Friday, the state has reported 33 total cases of the virus.
The governor's office will hold a live news conference at 3 p.m. to address the decision.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana readies to resume movie, TV filming amid pandemic
Officials hope new roundabout will help alleviate traffic woes in Ascension Parish
St. Helena schools among first to return with virtual classes
Sunday Journal: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
Suspect taken into custody on I-10 after pursuit with Baton Rouge police...