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Louisiana OMV offices will require masks starting Monday

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Sunday, July 25 2021 Jul 25, 2021 July 25, 2021 4:55 PM July 25, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - All state motor vehicle offices will require masks starting this week as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to surge.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles made the announcement Sunday afternoon.

Read the full statement below.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, facial coverings will be required inside all Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles locations beginning Monday, July 26, 2021. The updated safety protocols follow the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout Louisiana and reflect the latest guidelines from state health officials. If a customer does not have a mask, one will be provided.

“Public safety is our priority. We must take the necessary precautions to protect the health of our customers and employees,” OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain stated. In addition to wearing masks, visitors are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet from other people while inside OMV field offices.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is reminding customers to utilize the free LA Wallet app when possible. LA Wallet allows eligible customers to request a duplicate driver’s license and renew their current driver’s license. Additionally, customers are encouraged to check www.expresslane.org to find out if they can complete their transaction online before visiting an OMV field office.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles continues to work closely with state officials to provide a safe environment for all visitors. The agency appreciates the public’s cooperation and understanding at this time.

Governor John Bel Edwards said Friday that he is encouraging both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents to wear masks indoors again. Livingston Parish government offices were forced to close and will not be reopened until Aug. 2 because of the latest wave of COVID. 

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