Restrictions To Ease on Friday

Louisiana is making progress in decreasing the numbers of COVID-19 cases. There is a continuing decrease in the number of people hospitalized with the virus. This will lead to a lessening of restrictions.

Governor John Bel Edwards made the announcement today at his news briefing that Louisiana will move to Phase Two on Friday. Edwards said, “The current proclamation is due to expire later this week and I will let it expire. On Thursday I will sign a new proclamation moving Louisiana to Phase two.”

As of noon Monday, June 1st Winn Parish has 173 reported cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths. There have been 1114 tests administered in the parish.

The Journal will update the details of Phase Two as they are made public.

Governor Edwards said, “The new proclamation will be for 21 days expiring on June 26th. During that time we will continue to collect data during phase 2 to see about later going to phase three.”

“There is still risk involved, said Edwards, “everybody needs to take personal responsibility. Don’t patronize businesses and establishments that don’t take part in risk mitigation. Think how much risk you will be taking and if you are comfortable with that.

Edwards said the greatest risk of transmission is aerosol nature. He added, “Masks do damp down on that. I encourage businesses to take safety measures. The Department of Health and State Fire Marshall will include good business practices in phase 2 in order to make customers feel safe so they will return and patronize businesses.”

“I encourage everyone to keep up the good work. We all have a role to play and I thank everyone for the effort they have made, concluded Edwards.”

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