27 April 2020 – Stay at home order extended to May 15th

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Individual measures; Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Lead People/Agency: Governor John Bel Edwards

Overview: Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he will extend Louisiana’s Stay at Home order until May 15 to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Louisiana does not currently meet the White House criteria for entering Phase One of reopening. While Louisiana has seen positive, improving trends statewide in terms of new case growth and new hospitalizations, in several regions across the state, new cases and hospitalizations continue to increase or to plateau, according to data from the Louisiana Department of Health. The White House criteria calls for declining numbers of new cases and hospitalizations, among other things. Beginning today, all citizens should wear masks in public.
Full details here: https://gov.louisiana.gov/home-order-extended-may15/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, State Group: Louisiana Department of Public Health
Evidence/Justification: “Wearing cloth masks or protective face coverings is part of the new normal,” Gov. Edwards said. “Wearing a mask is being a good neighbor and in Louisiana, we pride ourselves on being good neighbors. Your mask protects me and other people and my mask protects you.”–Louisiana Department of Public Health