Mask mandate extended for Louisiana casinos

Gov. Edwards said state has to take action to the improve Covid-19 situation.
Gov. Edwards said state has to take action to the improve Covid-19 situation.

Governor John Bel Edwards has renewed the state’s indoor mask mandate for at least one more month.

US.- Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards extended the statewide indoor mask mandate for at least another four weeks. It applies to casinos, schools, restaurants, and other businesses, including gyms and retail stores. The disposition is required to be renewed monthly.

The governor said the state had seen an improvement but that Covid-19 cases were still “incredibly high.”

Harrah’s Casino has reminded visitors that they are required to wear the mask at all times inside casino property.

It also said on its website: “The City of New Orleans requires proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours to enter indoor establishments, including Harrah’s Casino.”

Harrah’s is the only land-based casino in Louisiana. The state also is home to 13 riverboat casinos and four racinos.

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