Moving to Phase Three and LSU Football

Louisiana this weekend will move into “phase three” of the White House-approved restrictions meant to control the spread of COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.

The current executive order expires Friday. It was expected that the Governor would issue the new proclamation on Thursday, however by the time The Journal was published it had not been issued.

The governor did say the state’s mask mandate will remain in place. Business owners remain in the dark about the rules they will be expected to follow for the foreseeable future.

It is also unclear what will be the impact on public gatherings such as sporting events. KEEL Radio, Shreveport reported that LSU has said when it opens the fall Football season Tiger Stadium will only be filled to 25% of capacity. It was reported Thursday that season ticket holders and students would get the first shot at buying the tickets that would be available.


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