Louisiana sticks with 50% limit on most businesses

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Governor John Bel Edwards says he's not changing any of the current coronavirus restrictions when his current phase 2 proclamation expires tomorrow.

"The new proclamation, which I have already signed, will keep the state in the same modified phase two that we are already in."

The governor said the extension will last through mid-February.

"This proclamation will be issued for 28 days," he said. "It will expire on February 10th."

The governor says the current rate of coronavirus cases shows people's behavior over the holidays led to this current spike, and he said behavior must change if the state is to move back to phase three.

Edwards also urged business to do everything they could to maximize the number of employees who can work remotely.