Alcohol may be served at sporting events in parishes that qualify and have opted in to open bars, beginning this weekend, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced yesterday. The Governor will include this change in his updated public health emergency order, which will be issued later this week. The current order expires this Friday, October 9. Edwards said that right now, Louisiana’s COVID hospitalization rate is the lowest it has been in nearly four months, and it is because Louisianans are taking mitigation measures seriously. He added, if we want to continue to come together as fans to celebrate, we must wear our face masks, wash our hands frequently and avoid going in public whenever we have symptoms.