If you live in #Louisiana, you're probably at home right now.
BATON ROUGE – The governor issued a statewide stay at home order that begins at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23.
The announcement came during a Sunday afternoon news conference.
The order could expire at the end of the night on Sunday, April 12, but may be extended. It does not include a curfew.
For businesses, the order limits the following examples:
Places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors – amusement rides, carnivals, water parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, arcades, children’s play centers, playgrounds, theme parks, theaters, concert and similar venues, adult entertainment places, racetracks and other like businesses.
Barber shops, spas, salons, massage parlors, tattoo businesses, similar businesses.
Indoor malls (except for stores in a mall that have a direct outdoor entrance and exit that provide essential services and products as provided by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidelines)
Businesses closed to the public can conduct necessary activities without opening to customers. Activities include payroll, cleaning, maintenance or upkeep.
Businesses should see if operations adhere to the the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidelines posted HERE for more information.
Some businesses not ordered to temporarily close must have minimum contact with members of the public and essential employees should use proper distancing and adhere to the 10-person gathering limit on number of people involved in a closed area.
Child care and early learning centers should adhere to guidelines issued by the state education department and may continue to operate, the order allowed.
State offices are closed to the public.
Workforce functions allowed:
Healthcare workers and caregivers
Mental health and social service workers
Grocery stores and workers involved with supporting operations from pharmacies and other food and beverage products.
Restaurants operating under the previous carry-out and take-out or delivery rules.
Electricity and utilities
Critical manufacturing and its employees ((medical supply chains, energy, transportation, food, chemicals)
Petroleum, natural and propane gas workers
Transportation and logistics workers
Communications and information technology operations and its employees
Financial, banking operations and its employees