Gov. Edwards to announce next step in COVID recovery at 2:30 p.m.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to announce whether the state willl move out of Phase 2 -- and in which direction -- in a press conference at 2:30 p.m. today (Aug. 4).
Edwards hinted Monday that his decision is likely to remain in Phase 2, which would include a mask requirement and closing all bars for on-premises consumption.
Louisianians should consider wearing masks in public as "part of the new normal" that isn't likely to change in the immediate future, the governor said.