BATON ROUGE, LA – In an unprecedented move to combat the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 virus, Governor Edwards has declared that all family crawfish boils will be restricted to no more than 100 people until the end of April.
The move is sure to cause extreme disruption to most family crawfish boils across the Southern part of the state, where as many as 3,000 family members per gathering gather to eat and drink on any given weekend.
The governor explained that the decision to enact this rule didn’t come lightly, but felt that it had to be done in order to stem the spread of infection.
“Look, we realize that you Broussard’s and you Richard’s and all y’all are going to be disrupted somewhat”, said Governor Edwards, “I know y’all pull in thousands of relatives for a boil. But just for a little while, y’all are gonna have to refrain from inviting your fifth-cousins and sixth-cousins.
If y’all can maybe just restrict it to immediate family, cousins, second-cousins and maybe third-cousins then we’ll be able to restrict the spread of this virus a lot more. We’re asking y’all to limit it to 100 people. I know it’s not a lot, and y’all are gonna have a lot of spare crawfish and beer, but this is temporary.
We appreciate your assistance in this matter, and we’ll do everything we can to help you through this potentially difficult time.”
Governor Edwards didn’t mention when this rule would end, but experts believe that it could be in place for weeks, perhaps months.
He also said that an update would be given when available.