Louisiana moves to phase 3 after hospitalizations decrease

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The Winn Chamber of Commerce hosted ribbon cutting at Winnfield’s new Wing Den Eatery. From left Gary Perkins, Shonna Moss, Kristan Green, Louis Bell, Patricia Bell, George Moss, E’Monne Barnes, Barbara Barnes, Travion Johnson, Linell Johnson, Carolyn Phillips, Rodney Wright, Brad Cooper, June Melton.

Following almost six weeks of improvements in Louisiana’s COVID case counts and a sustained decrease in COVID-related hospitalizations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on March 2 that Louisiana will move forward to Phase 3. This will bring most COVID restrictions back to where they were last September. Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, which has been in place since last July, will remain in place. The Governor’s new order will last for 28 days and will expire March 31, 2021.

Overall, Louisiana’s percent positivity for COVID-19 tests is 5 percent, one third of the positivity rate six weeks ago. The state has completed more than 6 million COVID tests and administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.





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