JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
July 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER JEFFERSON PARISH GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
JEFFERSON, LA - Effective Thursday, July 29, 2021, face coverings will be required to enter and in common spaces of all Jefferson Parish Government Buildings. This includes both vaccinated and unvaccinated members of the public and all Jefferson Parish employees.
“This fourth surge of COVID-19 in our community is concerning and we must preserve the health of our employees who provide essential services to the residents of Jefferson Parish even during the most difficult times,” said Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng. “I am reinstating the requirement to wear masks in our government buildings because it is imperative that our workforce remains safe and protected, especially as hurricane season reaches its height. Now is the time to take action together.”
On Tuesday, the CDC issued new guidance advising all to wear masks in areas of high community spread, which includes Louisiana. This updated guidance also falls in line with Governor John Bel Edwards’ current order for the State of Louisiana that all individuals (both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated) should wear masks while indoors. According to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), this guidance will remain in place at least until Louisiana is safely out of its fourth COVID-19 surge, with additional guidance and mitigation measures put in place if and when necessary to slow the spread of the more contagious Delta variant and preserve hospital capacity.
Visit COVID.JeffParish.net to stay updated on COVID-19 in Jefferson Parish, including available resources, weekly vaccine and testing sites, local dashboard and more. CLICK HERE for additional information from LDH.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO