Louisiana's government will not open any state-run shelters ahead of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura, the state's governor said in a press conference Monday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said they are prepared to open them if needed but "congregate sheltering in Covid really is a last resort."
"That's not to say that we haven't game-planned this and pre-positioned PPE and hand sanitizers and those sorts of things," Edwards said. "We've adjusted the sheltering plan so that we would basically cohort family units and try to achieve as much separation as possible."
"We're encouraging individuals that are able to do so and need to evacuate to go and take shelter in a motel or hotel," the governor added.