Louisiana Gov. Edwards Urges All Residents to Wear Masks

Louisiana Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards urged in a press release Friday for residents to wear masks indoors when social distancing is not possible.

The governor’s remarks come on the heels of news that cases of COVID-19 are spiking again in Louisiana, most likely due in part to the highly transmissible delta variant and the state’s low vaccination rates.

“The White House has notified Louisiana that we are a state of concern because we are the leading edge of the COVID-19 surge, due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant among the unvaccinated in our state,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edward said. “Indeed, Louisiana leads the nation in case growth, with 47 cases per capita.”

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