On April 30, Governor Edwards formally extended the Stay at Home Order through May 15. With his stay-at-home order set to expire at the end of the week, Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to announce if he’ll lift restrictions designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The current statewide stay-at-home order expires May 15, and the governor has said that he’s “hopeful” he will be able to announce Monday that Louisiana will move into the first phase of reopenings on May 16. Three major changes in the new Stay at Home Order include:
- Malls will remain closed to the public, but stores may open for curbside delivery.
- Restaurants will be allowed to open their outside areas for patrons to eat meals only, without tableside service.
- All employees of a business who have contact with the public must wear a mask.
With the Governor’s April 30th order in mind directing all employees to wear masks while at work, resources are available to meet your business’s needs. You can obtain face masks for your workers by calling 311 option 2. The most recent orders can be found at www.lafayette.org/official.
The Broussard Economic Development Corporation is printing “We’re Open For Business” signs that can be displayed in front of your business to communicate to customers that you are in business and welcome their patronage. To request a sign for your business call 337-330-2230.