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Edwards Keeps Same COVID-19 Rules, Urges Work from Home

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling on Louisiana's employers to keep workers at home if possible.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 8:59 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling on Louisiana's employers to keep workers at home if possible. But the Democratic governor Tuesday stopped short of tightening his current restrictions on businesses any further. Edwards says he renewed the same coronavirus rules he’s had in place since late November. They were slated to expire Wednesday. Those rules include a statewide mask mandate and provisions keeping bars limited to outdoor and delivery service. They also include restrictions on the number of customers allowed in nonessential businesses such as restaurants and salons. Meanwhile, Louisiana’s pace of vaccinations appeared to be improving. The health department says nearly 160,000 doses have been administered.

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