Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions are still in force in Louisiana: "wear your mask; keep socially distanced...wash your hands," says Gov. Edwards. “Some in Louisiana may be done with COVID, but I promise you that COVID is not yet done with Louisiana...We all need to do a better job" to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and new infections.
"Everyone shall wear a mask or face covering outside of their home...in any building or space open to the public," indoors and outdoors, including public transportation.
Although the death rate remains low, the number of reported cases in Natchitoches Parish has topped 700 and is still increasing rapidly. To reduce this number: wear a mask in public; keep six feet away from other people; stay home when possible; be practical and cautious. What Do These Numbers Mean for Me?
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Results from an LSU Survey of Public Reaction to Coronavirus in Louisiana, May 5, 2020: more than three-quarters supported the stay-at-home order and are staying at home.
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