It's a return to maskurbation nation.
If you thought the pandemic fear propagandists were done, you'd be wrong.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, seeing the increase of Delta variant cases of COVID-19, is urging residents to mask up indoors and to get vaccinated. However, despite his plea for people to follow his newly issued guidelines, he stopped short of issuing any statewide mandates.
The Governor laid out some 'less than positive' facts during his press conference from Baton Rouge today. Edwards said that there were more than 1,000 COVID hospitalizations in the state and that Louisiana has the highest rate of new COVID cases per capita in the nation. Edwards also noted that Louisiana has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
Edwards is urging people, whether vaccinated or not, to wear a mask when social distancing can not be followed. He also broke from CDC policy and said that even if you have been vaccinated, if you've been exposed to COVID you should be tested for the virus.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards following the mock swearing-in ceremony for Rep.-elect Troy Carter (D-LA) in the Rayburn Room in the U.S. Capitol on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Carter was joined by his sons, Troy Carter II and Joshua Carter, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)