Phase 3: What this means for churches and live music

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- There is exciting news for Louisiana residents.

Wednesday, the state will loosen up coronavirus restrictions.

This decision comes as at least 14% of residents have gotten their first shot.

“We’re currently moving in the right direction,” Gov. Edwards said.

Among the changes, houses of worship will no longer have capacity restrictions, but masking is required.

And for the first time in months, live music can resume indoors.

Event centers and indoor music venues can open at 50% capacity or a max of 250 people.

“There’s been enough progress made that the reduced positivity is sufficiently spread across the state, that we were able to take this step responsibly,” Edwards said.

Health experts are weighing in, urging the community to not get complacent.

“We are not out of the woods by any means, and so people need to realize, as we’ve been saying very clearly throughout the entirety of the pandemic, there remains a risk,” Dr. Joe Kanter said. “There remain reasons for people to be vigilant, the only difference now is we know a lot more about how to keep ourselves safe.”

The new order expires on March 31.

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