Louisiana issues statewide stay-at-home order

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay at home order at a Sunday afternoon press conference, requiring Louisiana residents to shelter at home unless going out for essential tasks effective until April 12.

According to a one-pager distributed by Edwards’ office to lawmakers, people can go to the grocery store, convenience store, pharmacy, make medical appointments, restaurants for take-out, delivery or drive-thru, exercise and walk pets, among other things.

Edwards said this was the most logical next step for Louisiana as cases have grown from zero to more than 800 in just two weeks, making the state’s growth rate “faster than any other state or country in the world.”

“Please know this is a difficult decision for me to make, and I do not take this lightly,” Edwards said during a Sunday afternoon press conference.


Article submitted by, PragDem.