Across town one will observe that wearing masks is back in style. The Governor reinstated the mask requirement on Monday. Local offices and businesses are following suit.
The statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana.
Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that shows that while vaccination reduces one’s chance of becoming infected with COVID-19, those who do become infected with the Delta variant despite being fully vaccinated are likely at risk of transmitting it to others.
Louisiana’s temporary indoor statewide mask mandate will stay in place until at least September 1 but may be extended if necessary.
Locally, Mayor Johnny Cox said the mask-up order will apply here. Cox said, “The Town Hall will require masks for people working there and doing business with the town. The order will follow the guidelines handed down by the Governor.
Red River Police Jury President Tray Murray said, “Masks are required now to get into the courthouse. The heads of various agencies in the courthouse set their own requirements.”
The Red River Parish Library has posted a mask wearing order. They posted, “We will again be requiring patrons to wear a mask when they enter the library. It’s an annoyance which with luck will be short lived.
The Red River Parish School Board meets next Monday, August 9th, just two days before students return to class. As of this time there has been no statement on the new mask mandate from the board.
The new mask mandate issued by is Governor Edwards will last through September 1st.
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