Thursday, April 29, 2021
On Tuesday, April 27, Governor Edwards announced his decision to ease some of the restrictions of the statewide mask mandate, leaving decisions regarding stricter masking policies to our local governments. I am happy to announce, St. Tammany Parish will be opting out of the parish wide mask mandate. By signing an Executive Order easing Phase III restrictions, wearing masks will no longer be required, with the exception of mandates remaining under the Governor’s Order.
You may read Proclamation No. 79 JBE 2021 here.
I am confident in our citizen’s commitment to health and safety. We are among the highest in the state for vaccinations, and we are seeing sustained decreases in our percent positivity rates as well, currently at 1.9 percent. If you would like to learn more about the vaccine or how to make an appointment to get vaccinated, you may do so here.
I want to encourage our citizens to keep taking the necessary safety precautions to continue mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We are making great progress, but we are not out of the woods entirely yet. Masks are still encouraged for those who wish to continue wearing them.
My top priority is to keep us moving forward, by balancing the health of our community with the health of our economy.
As always, should you have questions or if I may be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Michael B. Cooper