Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced an extended stay-at-home order Monday, which despite the postponement of reopening the state’s economy until May 16, includes three specific changes to the order in place.
If table service isn’t available outside, restaurants are now able to allow customers to eat outdoors on patios. Edwards also announced the reopening of malls via curbside retail and the mandatory requirement of all public-serving workers to wear masks. Edwards plans for businesses to operate at a reduced 25% occupancy, according to nola.com.
The state has seen a decrease in the spread of the virus due the stay-at-home order, and the Governor hopes to see even better numbers in time for the reopening of the state’s economy.