SOURCE: Louisiana to move to ‘Phase 3′

SOURCE: Louisiana to move to ‘Phase 3′
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks about the state's COVID-19 outbreak and vaccination efforts on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte (Source: Melinda Deslatte)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to announce the state will move into “Phase 3” during a 1 p.m. news conference today.

Phase 3 guidelines
Phase 3 guidelines (Source: LDH)

The move, to take effect later this week, will lessen the coronavirus restrictions that are currently in place, a source briefed on the plan said Tuesday morning.


The changes will include increasing capacities at various types of businesses, the source said.

The governor’s current order, which has the state in “modified Phase 2,” expires Wednesday, March 3.

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