Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday signed a proclamation outlining additional measures for COVID-19 response in Louisiana, including provisions related to first responders, law enforcement and granting emergency authority to the insurance commissioner, among other things. 

Click here to read the proclamation.

The Governor issued a declaration of a Public Health Emergency in Louisiana due to the coronavirus. Since this time, 2,305 cases have been confirmed in Louisiana and 83 people have died.


Gov. Edwards has issued a number of orders designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and flatten the curve. They are:

March 11: Original declaration of Public Health Emergency, restrictions

March 13: Transportation, health care, administrative

March 14: Restrictions on establishments, closures, legal deadlines

March 19: Education, health care, administrative

March 22: Stay at Home order


In addition, Gov. Edwards issued a proclamation on March 13 moving Louisiana’s elections, which can be found here.