The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports:
As confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to surge in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards reinstituted an indoor mask mandate on Monday requiring residents to wear face coverings in schools, churches, businesses and any other public spaces.
“It has been clear that current recommendations on their own haven’t worked,” said Edwards, who already has signed the order that mandates everyone 5 years and older wear a mask while indoors. “Yes, this does include school campuses.”
“Let’s rid ourselves of the notion, right now, that kids can’t get COVID,” Edwards said. “We can’t send children back into school unvaccinated and unmasked.”
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