Louisiana will move into a modified version of Phase 3 of reopening the economy beginning Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Gov. Edwards says his new executive order for Phase 3 will remain in effect until March 31.

Under Phase 3, businesses such as restaurants and malls can operate at 75% capacity. Gyms can operate at 50% capacity. Bars in all parishes of the state can operate at 25% capacity and at 50% capacity in parishes with coronavirus positivity rates below 5%.

Gatherings at indoor event halls are limited to 50% capacity or up to 250 people.