State Updates


4/25/20 - 22nd Judicial Court Order Addendum

4/13/20 - Louisiana Public School Closure

4/3/20 - Governor's Statement 

3/27/20 - District Judge Amacker's Letter

3/26/20 - Governor's Proclamation 37 JBE 2020

3/24/20 - State-Wide Burn Ban

3/20/20 - LA Supreme Court Order 

3/20/20 - 22nd Judicial Court Order Addendum 

3/20/20 - COVID-19 Round-table Announcement

3/19/20 - Senator Mizell's Statement

3/17/20 - 22nd Judicial Court Order

3/17/20 - State of Louisiana Proclamation 

3/17/20 - DA Montgomery's Statement

3/16/20 - General Order 20-2


We are doing everything we can do to source ventilators and increase  our medical surge capacity, and we need everyone else to do everything  they can do to slow the spread and stay at home. This is going to get  worse before it gets better, but how much worse depends on all of us.  #COVID19 #lagov   

Do your part. Stay home. Stop the spread. Save lives.   

-Governor John Bel Edwards 


Senator Mizell's Statement


  In order to get the truth out there, the following statement, from  the Governor's office, addresses the Shelter in Place rumors going on  now. Please share with all folks who have a question on that.  Stay  safe.   

  • There is no current plan to require citizens of the state to shelter in place.     

  • The National Guard is being deployed to help with sites that have  been set up to house persons who are awaiting test results and do not  have a place to stay, to help stand up drive-thru testing sites, and to  help evaluate structures that may serve as temporary hospitals to  support the medical surge we anticipate.     

  • The National Guard has NOT been deployed to invoke martial law.     

  • Local governments have the ability shelter in place without approval or direction of the governor.   

  • Shelter in place, as implemented by other municipalities and  states, is not a complete lockdown that requires people to not leave  their homes.  People are still allowed to go to work, to go to the  grocery store, to go to the pharmacy, to go to the doctor, etc.   

 -Senator Mizell   

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