Unlike Cantrell plan, Louisiana won't track all customers at businesses elsewhere


While New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell plans to have businesses keep records of all customers' and clients' names and contact information, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says that is not part of the state's contact tracing program that will be unveiled tomorrow.

"I am not aware that we are contemplating... asking businesses to keep some registry of people who come in and out," Edwards said. 

Louisiana Department of Health Public Information Officer Sean Ellis tells WWL First News that the State is "not currently planning to include such an element in the phased reopening plans."

He did, however, say that parishes and municipalities are the experts on what measures might be effective in their localities.

Cantrell stressed that contact tracing will require a public-private partnership in New Orleans.