Baton Rouge locals enjoy weekend despite record breaking COVID-19 cases

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Over the weekend the Louisiana Department of Health reported an increase of over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases.

Despite the jump of coronavirus cases in the state, locals enjoyed their weekend socializing at Sunday at the Park.

One attendee said she’s scared for another possible mandatory shutdown.

“I’m worried about daycares shutting down and about work closing again ” Jennifer Martin said.

Dozens gathered at Sunday at the Park to enjoy music, food and socializing. Mask were not mandatory at the event, but were provided.

Stephani Jacque says she attended Sunday at the Park because she trust the event obeys COVID-19 social distancing mitigations.

“I’m out here today at this live music event, mostly people are socially distanced but I am concerned.”

Two weeks after Halloween Louisiana saw an increase of 3,492 cases. This number was the highest single day increase since the start of the pandemic in Louisiana.

Sarah Rosser says she is also concerned about her kids safety with the rise in cases. Rosser chose to school her kids at home because of the risk.

“We can do a better job as a state of being less selfish,” said Rosser. “We need to help get this under control.”

Governor John Bel Edwards threatened on Friday that if the state can’t get Covid-19 spread under control, more mitigation measures could be enforced.

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