As COVID-19 cases continue to rise once again across the state, people are wondering, "Will we go back down to Phase 2 or add more restrictions?"

"We're not there yet," answered Governor John Bel Edwards on his monthly radio show "Ask the Governor."

He was also asked the opposite, when he would fully open the state. "The virus is in control of that," answered Gov. Edwards. "And we're going to be guided by data. I know we're not going to be removing restrictions before December 1st because we're going the wrong way... We need to do better."

 

Gov. Edwards also addressed gathering during the Thanksgiving holiday by saying, "We need to find new ways to celebrate and be close virtually instead of physically."

Gov. Edwards has a press conference set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday to address COVID-19