SOURCE: Louisiana to move to ‘Phase 3′

SOURCE: Louisiana to move to ‘Phase 3′
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks about the state's COVID-19 outbreak and vaccination efforts on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte (Source: Melinda Deslatte)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to announce the state will move into “Phase 3” during a 1 p.m. news conference today.

Phase 3 guidelines
Phase 3 guidelines (Source: LDH)

The move, to take effect later this week, will lessen the coronavirus restrictions that are currently in place, a source briefed on the plan said Tuesday morning.

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The changes will include increasing capacities at various types of businesses, the source said.

The governor’s current order, which has the state in “modified Phase 2,” expires Wednesday, March 3.

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