The Lion's Roar

Governor announces mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge

On Saturday, July 11, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that face masks/coverings will be mandatory in all public places for individuals over the age of eight. The changes will stay in  place until Friday, July 24.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

July 11, 2020

Amidst record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state, Governor John Bel Edwards announced a state-wide face mask mandate and additional limitations to combat the spread of the virus.  Edwards made the announcement during a press conference on Sunday, July 11. The executive order c...

Gov. Edwards lifts stay-at-home order, moves to phase one of reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards ordered a stay-at-home order on March 22 that directed residents to limit movement from their houses beyond essential needs. On May 11, Edwards announced the first phase of reopening begining May 15.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will be lifting the stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15 and will be moving to phase one of reopening based on the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.  After examining downward trends of hospitalizations and new cases per capi...