Gov. Edwards to address the public following recent surge in cases

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) It’s a repeated cycle when talking about the recent COVID-19 numbers as cases begin to look familiar to what we saw when the pandemic first started.

Recently, cases have been going up by the thousands which has now caused some things to go back to the way they were back in March.

Bars in Livingston, West Baton Rouge, and Ascension parishes have closed its doors because the positivity rate has been more than 10 percent for the past two weeks.

Park Elementary in EBR moved back to virtual learning after multiple COVID-19 cases were confirmed on campus. Classes will resume in-person learning November 30th, which is right after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital also changed its visitation policy once again by stating patients who test negative for the coronavirus will be allowed one adult visitor. Patients at the children’s hospital may have both parents present and there are exceptions to visitor rules, like end-of-life care. Visitations and all visitors must go through a screening process.

That briefing will get underway at 2:30 p.m.

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