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Gov. Edwards allows parishes with low COVID-19 numbers 50% stadium capacity

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Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 3:22 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE/WAFB) - Governor John Bel Edwards announced that starting Friday, Oct. 23, that high school outdoor stadiums will be allowed to move to 50% capacity.

If they are in parishes that have COVID-19 positivity rate of 5% or less for the previous two weeks based on the most recent report for the Louisiana Department of Health.

Schools will not have to opt-in to the seating capacity. If they meet the criteria then the stadium capacity will be 50%. There are currently 26 parishes that qualify.

The mask mandate and socially distancing will still be required. Gov. Edwards will sign the executive order that will go into effect starting on Friday.

If parishes go back to 10% positivity rate then the capacity will go back to 25%.

The eligible parishes in our area are Madison, Catahoula and Winn.

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