Mask Mandate Reinstated in Louisiana

Brittany Enn

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced in a press conference on August 2, 2021 that he is reinstating the mask mandate statewide for both in public and indoors, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The mandate will be effective August 3, 2021. Louisiana remains the highest in COVID-10 infections per capita by far.

This news comes with no surprise as the Delta variant of coronavirus has caused a lack of hospital beds across the state. This fourth surge is causing a rise in cases like never seen before. This unprecedented data comes with the advice that even small symptoms should not be ignored.

The following data can be found on Louisiana Department of Health's website at https://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/:

  • New Cases: 11,109
  • New Deaths: 27
  • COVID Patients in Hospitals: 1,984
  • Total Cases: 552,787
  • Total Deaths: 11,026
  • COVID Patients on Ventilators: 213

From 7/15-7/21 unvaccinated individuals accounted for 90% of cases, 85% of deaths, and 90% of COVID hospitalizations.

Watch the press conference here:

How to get vaccinated

Vaccination Hotline: 1-855-453-0774

No Cost Transportation to Vaccine Sites: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/4207

Aetna Better Health:

  • Phone 877-917-4150
  • TTY Phone 866-288-3133

Healthy Blue

  • Phone 866-430-1101
  • TTY Phone 800-846-5277

AmeriHealth Caritas

  • Phone 888-913-0364
  • TTY Phone 866-428-7588

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

  • Phone 855-369-3732
  • TTY Phone 855-369-3723 (TTY:711)

United Healthcare Community Plan

  • Phone 866-726-1472
  • TTY Phone 844-488-9724

Vaccine Delivery Report: https://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/covid/Vaccine-Delivered-Release.pdf

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