Edwards: No 'planned announcements today'

UPDATE: Gov. Edwards said today about if Louisiana moves to Phase Three on Friday, "We will have a decision for you perhaps as early as tomorrow... obviously we will have a decision for you before Friday."

Despite media reports to the contrary, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is not planning to announce today if the state is moving from Phase Two to Phase Three of the COVID restrictions.

Christina Stephens in the governor's communications office said Edwards news conference to largely to discuss Hurricane Laura recover

"We don’t have any other planned announcements today," she said on Twitter.

Edwards did say last week that he would have an announcement this week, as his current Phase Two order, mask mandate and bar closure expire on Friday.

It appears that will not happen until tomorrow at the soonest.

Listen to the Governor live on WWL.com at 2:00pm.