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New Orleans mayor announces indoor mask advisory

2 years 7 months 1 day ago Wednesday, July 21 2021 Jul 21, 2021 July 21, 2021 4:23 PM July 21, 2021 in News
Source: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Latoya Cantrell is asking people to wear masks while in crowded indoor settings. 

The mayor announced an "indoor mask advisory" on Wednesday, citing rampant spreading of the coronavirus, especially the delta variant. The city's social media account said everyone should wear a mask indoors regardless of their vaccination status. 

The announcement comes just as the Louisiana Department of Health reported 5,388 new cases in a single day, making it one of the highest numbers reported since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Before Mayor Cantrell's press conference, a spokesperson stated "All options are on the table," when it comes to fighting the spread. 

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