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Governor Extends Phase 2, Statement from LABI President Stephen Waguespack

June 22, 2020

This afternoon, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the extension of Phase 2 reopening for another 28 days. LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack released the following statement:

“We are disappointed that the state is not yet moving to Phase 3 of our recovery and hope that we can get back on track as soon as possible. Since this pandemic started, the vast majority of Louisiana’s businesses have worked hard to follow health guidelines, but driving businesses and individuals into increasingly harmful economic conditions is a significant threat to everyone. We stand ready to work with any elected official at any level to help get Louisiana back to work again.”


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