Gov. Edwards: Increase to 50% capacity approved for Louisiana high school sports events in qualified parishes

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There will be more fans at more games in Louisiana high school sports.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced he will sign an order that allows an increase in capacity for fans up from 25% to 50% in parishes with lower enough percentage positive rates in COVID-19 testing according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The 5% or less standard for positives opens the door for 26 parishes including close to all of southeast Louisiana to up capacity at games including football to 50%.

Assumption, Avoyelles, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Orleans, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Terrebonne, Vermilion, West Feliciana and Winn

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has not approved the capacity increase for Orleans Parish, according to her spokesperson. “Until now, the stadium capacity limits in Orleans Parish have been capped at 25% or 500 persons, whichever is fewer.”

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