by staff reporter Nora Drenner
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday he will probably lift some restrictions currently mandated by his stay-at-home order which expires Thursday, April 30, however, he warned folks life would not return to the normal they experienced prior to the covid-19 pandemic.
“I don’t bet very often, but if you made me bet $1, I would bet on May 1, we’d be under a different order than we’re under now,” Edwards said.
“But that really does depend on what happens over the next week or so because we have to make sure we have those 14 days where our trajectory is where we want it as it relates to cases and as it relates to hospital capacity.”
He continued, “But I don’t want people to have unrealistic expectations when the stay-at-home order goes away whether it’s May 1 or not, that everything will go back to the way it was.”
The governor said if some restrictions are lifted, there will be requirements such as continued social distancing, wearing masks and crowd size limits. Specific details are expected to be released next week. Edwards’ stay-at-home order has been in place since March 22.