According to a press release from the Lafayette Parish School System, masks will be optional for students and staff following Governor Edwards' announcement regarding the mask mandate in Louisiana. Following federal regulation, those who ride on school buses will still be required to wear masks.
Governor Edwards announced during his press conference that individuals between the ages of 55-64 with one or more health conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on February 22, 2021. This move will also include teachers and support staff working on-site at K-12 schools as well as daycare staff.
In the midst of a crazy day in the news, Governor Edwards held a press conference to address the state of Louisiana on COVID-19. The Governor of Louisiana expressed how he is "fed up" with people who are still not following mitigation measures.
The State of Louisiana's request for a Major Disaster Declaration has been approved by President Donald Trump. The declaration will allow Louisiana to get federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.