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Governor John Bel Edwards listens as Dr. Joseph Kanter speaks at a press conference, Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La.

What is the future of the mask mandate in Louisiana? Gov. John Bel Edwards will discuss this and other coronavirus restrictions in a press conference Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.


UPDATE: Louisiana lifts statewide mask mandate; schools, hospitals, local governments can still require


The governor is expected to announce what pandemic restrictions the state will have to live under for the next few weeks. Edwards' current Phase 3 order expires Wednesday.

The news conference comes after an announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about masking outdoors; the CDC unveiled new guidance allowing vaccinated people to go without a mask outdoors.

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Edwards has typically followed CDC and White House guidance on masking and other related pandemic restrictions.

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