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COVID-19 restrictions still in place despite end of legislative session

Some confusion remains about state mandates for business owners
Posted at 7:54 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 21:23:13-05

KAPLAN, La. — The COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Gov. John Bel Edwards are still in effect following the end of legislation last week and legal challenges in court to the statewide restrictions.

Senator Gerald Boudreaux says he's received many calls from business owners who are confused as to whether or not they need to enforce the mask mandate.

"We remain in Phase Three," Boudreaux explained. "And until a ruling from the court, that's where we are. But we know there are over 45 states that have seen a surge, and Louisiana is not one of them, so I want to encourage everyone to do that."

One business owner KATC spoke with says they need help sooner rather than later.

Susian Mouton, owner of Sue's Saddle Up in Kaplan, commented that she doesn't understand why other businesses are able to have games and arcades and full contact with others, but in bars the same things generally aren't allowed.

Mouton added, "I'm tired of this. It's time something gets done. Edwards needs to do something; he's against the bars. And I'm tired of this. The casinos, everything's open. We need help, small businesses need help."

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