Gov. Edwards says more people should comply with the stay at home order

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Friday, Gov. Edwards says not enough people in Louisiana are complying with the stay at home order.

“This is really serious we’re doing this every way we can to get more compliance,” Edwards said.

He says a good rate of compliance is happening in Orleans, Jefferson and Bossier, but not in many other parishes. He’s asking more Louisiana residents to take this seriously.

“I’m again asking people to be patient to stay in their homes,” Edwards said. 

There was another spike in cases overnight and Edwards says this may be the new normal.

“This crisis will resemble a marathon and not a sprint,” he said.

Several parishes have issued a curfew in hopes of stopping the spread. When asked if he would make a statewide curfew, Edwards says right now he has no plans to.

“We will cross the decision threshold about expanding when we get there, we’re just not there yet,” Edwards said. “If people are staying home the way they’re supposed to and only going out for work or going out for essential things like going to the grocery store, and doing it once a week, the curfew wouldn’t matter so much

Edwards once again urging everyone to be good neighbors and stay home.

The number of cases will always depend upon the degree to which our people are complying with the stay at home order.

Governor Edwards says anyone wanting to get updated text messages from the governor’s office about the virus should text ‘LACOVID’ to 67283.

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