By Baptist Message staff
BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – Louisiana will remain in Phase 3 of reopening the state’s economy until at least Nov. 6.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, during a news conference Oct. 8, said a mask mandate and other restrictions remain in place when the state initially entered Phase 3 on Sept. 11. Businesses and churches will be allowed to continue to operate at 75 percent capacity, indoor social gatherings like weddings and birthday parties can accommodate guests at 50 percent capacity, up to 250 people, and sporting event venues can have up 25 percent capacity.
Edwards asked Louisianans to continue wearing masks and observing proper social distancing measures.
“All of the data shows improvement in Louisiana’s COVID situation because of the strong mitigation measures we have in place and because of the hard work of the people of Louisiana,” Edwards said. “These measures, which are supported by science, are allowing us to keep our case count and hospitalizations down, even as most of Louisiana’s businesses have expanded their operations and more people are moving about.”