23 March 2020 – Statewide stay at home order issued

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Local Government, Police and Interior Affairs, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Lead People/Agency: Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Homeland Security,

Overview: Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, as the number of confirmed cases have topped 800 and spread to more than half of our parishes. This order includes the closing of all non essential businesses such as gyms, casinos, places of public amusement, etc. People must maintain six feet of distance from other citizens and proper social distancing if they must go out. Furthermore, all gatherings of ten or more people are to be postponed or cancelled.
Full details here: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/JBE-33-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Justification for the policy came via the Louisana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance.