BATON ROUGE, La. — November 20, 2020 — Since March, residents in our city have made adjustments to their daily habits and routines due to the coronavirus pandemic —especially during beloved holidays.
At this point, we do not know where we will be with COVID-19 come early February, but we must ensure we take the proper precautions to protect our community, our residents, and our economy.
Today, I gathered community stakeholders, including many parade organizers and members of the medical community, to discuss the upcoming Mardi Gras season. I welcome our parade organizers to propose events where participants can stay socially distanced and safe.
Currently the state’s Phase 3 order is in effect until December 4th. It would be prudent to wait until then to learn if an extended order would affect modified events during Mardi Gras.