Following months of sustained improvement in COVID hospitalizations and an increase in the supply and availability of vaccines, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that some mitigation measures will be eased and, starting Wednesday, April 28, the statewide mask mandate will be lifted. Mask policies in Louisiana will be set by local leaders and business owners.
Masks will still be required on public transit and in state government buildings, K-12 schools, early childhood education centers, colleges and universities, and healthcare facilities and it is recommended that people wear masks in public or when they are with unvaccinated people outside of their households. Gov. Edwards said. “I want to be clear: this is not the end of wearing masks in public . . .”
For the Governor's press release and much more information and recommendations, click here.