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25 Jan

New Orleans Reinstates Mask Mandate

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Update Applicable to:
All employers in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana

What happened?
Mayor Latoya Cantrell has ordered that the mask mandate be reinstated in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

What are the details?
Effective January 12, 2022, all businesses and workplaces in New Orleans must require that all individuals over the age of two who do not have breathing complications wear masks “when in indoor spaces outside the household unless actively eating or drinking.”

This mandate is part of the city’s reopening guidelines, which also require people to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results before entering certain indoor establishments.

Employers with operations in the city must provide workers with easy access to soap and water or sanitizer for hand cleaning in the workplace. The guidelines also state that employees who are not fully vaccinated should maintain social distancing of six feet or more when sharing the same space. Companies are obligated to clean common areas of the workplace throughout the workday.

For more information, please see the links below:

New Orleans COVID-19 Guidelines

Article

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and make changes or reinstate their masking policy to stay in compliance with the new order.

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