Should the indoor mask mandate be reinstated in Lafayette ahead of Mardi Gras? Residents weigh-in

The city of New Orleans is reinstating its indoor mask mandate. This decision comes as the city prepares for an influx of visitors during the upcoming Mardi Gras season.

Posted: Jan 13, 2022 4:56 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2022 4:57 PM

LAFAYETTE (KADN)- Starting January 12, the city of New Orleans is reinstating its indoor mask mandate. This decision comes as the city prepares for an influx of visitors during the upcoming Mardi Gras season.

Matei Chivoiu, a Lafayette resident, said that he wouldn’t mind if the mask mandate would be reinstated in Lafayette parish.

“If a business has a mask mandate, then that’s their choice if you don’t want to oblige by that you could just not shop there,” Chivoiu said.

David Mitchell, another resident of Lafayette, also agreed.

“Look at all people that’s going to come, you don’t know what germs they’re going to bring with them. We need that mask mandate. I bring my mask with me everywhere I go,” Mitchell said.

Ludwig Brinkhaus, a resident of the parish, doesn’t think a mask mandate is needed and wearing one should remain a person’s choice.

“If I didn’t have a mask I would just turn around and walk out and say ‘Okay I respect your opinion, you respect mine and I’m not going to do business with you,” Wiggins said.

The city of New Orleans did not say if or when the indoor mask mandate will end.

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