Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state could implement a new order after it's current stay-at-home order expires on May 1.
“I know you are waiting for more details on what comes after April 30. We don’t know yet,” he said at a news conference this afternoon.
Edwards said that they are working to figure out where the state is in terms of the threshold criteria to reach a phase one reopening — part of the White House's guidelines.
Yesterday, Edwards said he hoped the state could reach phase one “sooner, rather than later.”
In phase one, the state would continue social distancing and limit social gatherings to less than 10 people. Schools would remain closed as well as visits to senior living facilities and hospitals.
Large venues as well as gyms, movie theaters and places of worship would be allowed to operate under social distancing protocols. Bars and clubs would remain closed.
“I don’t bet very often, but if you made me bet a dollar, I would bet that on May the first we would be under a different order than we are under now, that we won’t just continue. But that really does depend on what happens over the next week or so,” he said.