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Gov. Edwards issues proclamation helping out-of-state medical providers

The latest proclamation also updates guidance for funerals in response to COVID-19
Posted at 8:09 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 21:32:34-04

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation on Tuesday that makes it easier for out-of-state medical professionals to practice in Louisiana and updates guidance on funerals in relation to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

According to the governor's office, the order eases medical licensure laws to make it easier for health care professionals based out of state to come to Louisiana to practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The proclamation also clarifies that funeral services can and should be conducted as expeditiously as possible and that the 10-person limit applies for those services.

The governor's office says that health care workers from out of state can get free flights through Delta Airlines into Louisiana to help as medical volunteers, but that they should first register at

People who want to take advantage of this in Louisiana are asked to email

You can read the full proclamation here.