Cantrell: "It should not take National Guardsmen" to get people to take pandemic seriously


Cell phone data collected by the state of Louisiana shows New Orleans residents are, for the most part, staying home. But with the New Orleans Police Department having to go out and break up large groups, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says people could do better with their social distancing.

"We shouldn't have to threaten you about enforcement at this point in time in the city of New Orleans," Cantrell said.

The mayor warned stricter enforcement is always a an option, but one she would rather not have to take.

"It should not take National Guardsmen to be in the streets of New Orleans," she said.

The mayor said if people continue to put their health and other's health at risk, they could be subject to arrest.