Friday marks the first day restaurants, museums, malls, gyms, barbershops and hair and nail salons can open in Louisiana. However, all of those business must limit occupancy to just 25% and follow sanitation and physical distancing guidelines.
Restaurants already were allowed to conduct outdoor service.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday he feels optimistic about residents complying with the rules.
“The people of Louisiana took the stay-at-home order seriously. They were responsible, they were safe and we have greatly slowed the spread,” he said.
Louisiana has over 33,000 diagnosed cases.