JBE – No New Mask Mandate Issued Today

Gov. John Bell Edwards | Facebook Live

Governor John Bell Edwards said on Friday at the COVID-19 press briefing that he is not implementing a new mask mandated even though he is strongly considering one with the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.

Edwards strongly suggested residents to wear masks indoors even if they are vaccinated.

Louisiana is currently in the SEVERE risk level according to www.covidactnow.com with a positive test rate of 15.2% and 81.9 daily new cases per 100k.

Lafayette Parish has a positive test rate of 16.1% and ranks fifth in the state with 82.0 daily new cases per 100k.