Edwards Reinstates Mask Mandate In State Offices

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is extending Louisiana's Public Health Emergency order related to the pandemic.'

Edwards made the announcement on Tuesday, tying it to the infectious omicron variant that the CDC says is now the dominant strain in Louisiana and the nation.

The emergency order includes a provision that allows all state government agencies to require masks in their offices.

Edwards also urged Louisiana residents to get vaccinations and boosters.

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