Health Officials warn Labor Day parties could cause concern for another COVID-19 spike


BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA/WGMB)– Louisiana health experts are concerned Labor Day weekend could usher in a new wave of COVID-19 infections just as the state’s cases have started to slow down.

Governor John Bel Edwards issued new warnings about the coronavirus this holiday weekend and the continued need for social distancing and the wearing of masks.

“As we move into Labor Day, I am asking every Louisianian and everyone who is in Louisiana for any reason: Please be mindful of the fact that our last surge started on Memorial Day weekend when people let their guard down,” said Governor John Bel Edwards.

The Whitehouse is also echoing Edward’s message. They’re urging people to wear masks and practice social distancing during the Labor Day weekend.

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