Gov. Edwards orders all gatherings of 250 people or more canceled until mid-April

Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 2:23 PM CDT
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In a proclamation signed by Governor John Bel Edwards on Friday, all gatherings of 250 people or more are ordered to be canceled.

The proclamation states:

In an effort to reduce and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and to preserve the health and safety of all members of the public, all gatherings of 250 people or more between Friday, March 13, 2020, and Monday, April 13, 2020 shall be postponed or cancelled. This applies only to gatherings in a single space at the same time where individuals will be in close proximity to one another. It does not apply to normal operations at locations like airports, medical facilities, shopping centers or malls, office buildings, factories, or manufacturing facilities, or grocery or department stores. This provision may be extended beyond Monday, April 13, 2020 by further order.

The order was made in the same proclamation that ordered all K-12 Louisiana public schools be closed until April 13, 2020.