Following sustained improvement in COVID hospitalizations and an increase in the supply and availability of vaccines, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that some mitigation measures will be eased starting April 28. The statewide mask mandate will be lifted, but masks will still be required for specific settings.
Based upon the updated mask guidelines, Parish President Guy McInnis will be lifting the mandatory mask requirements in St. Bernard Parish tomorrow, except for those mandates specified by the Governor (see chart below). However, President McInnis asks residents to respect the right of private businesses who wish to continue mask mandates on or in their establishments.
McInnis states, “Though the mask mandate has been lifted, it is important for citizens to get vaccinated, be mindful of others, continue to practice physical distancing.”
He also would like to thank the residents of St. Bernard Parish and our health care providers for their unwavering effort in getting our community to this point.