Residents coping with first weekend during the stay at home order

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Fridays in the capital city looks a lot different these days. Empty parking lots have become a common site since the stay home order began.

The sidewalks were clear, and traffic was minimal which means business isn’t booming like it typically is on a Friday night. But those that were out, say after a full week of social distancing they were ready for some fresh air and good food.

“i got tired of eating pop tarts and snacks,” Kyle Petersen said. “i’m really craving some restaurant food. I’ve been at home for a few days, so I decided since it’s Friday to come grab a few tacos.”

As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards says staying home is essential.

“Do your part stay home slow the spread save lives,” Edwards said. 

This is something residents say is taking some time to get used to, but they understand this is for the best.

“it is a little different in that there’s no way to kind of escape that and kind of go around and socialize with people as much,” Miranda Church said.

For now, folks are staying home and stepping up to help keep our restaurants open.

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