Yes, you read the headline correctly. Apparently the COVID virus can tell the difference between your grocery store and your local drinking establishment. Effective tomorrow Louisiana Governor Bel-Edwards is shutting down bars until AFTER Christmas.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Many bars across Louisiana will be forced to close effective tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 25 until after Christmas.
The closures will come as a result of tighter new restrictions announced by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Tuesday, Nov. 24.
There were 3,266 new COVID-19 cases and 39 additional deaths reported in the state overnight. “It is imperative that we take action and take action now,” Gov. Edwards said.
[…] Previously, if a bar was forced to closed because of high positivity rates in a parish, they were allowed to reopen if that rate dropped again. That will not be the case this time. Once a bar is forced to close, it must remain closed until the end of the governor’s order. (read more)
Pushed far enough, decisions are reached…