Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay-at-home order Sunday that will go into effect at 5 p.m. Monday and stay in effect until April 12, according to a news release from the governor's office.
"As our number of cases continue to grow, I am directing all Louisianans to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary for you to leave," Edwards said. "I am implementing this measure to help prevent you from becoming infected or infecting someone else."
Edwards already issued an executive order closing all nonessential businesses in Louisiana.