Gov. Edwards Announces Louisiana Will NOT Move to Phase 3

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – As Louisiana sees a spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday afternoon that the state will not be moving into the third phase of reopening its economy when the current order expires on June 26.

Instead, Edwards said the current order will be extended for another 28 days.

The governor cited data that shows the state is “not moving in the right direction” when it comes to criteria for further lifting restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the virus.

As of Monday, 50,239 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and there have been 3,004 deaths statewide.

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