Data News Staff Edited Report
In the wake of a rise in COVID-19 cases in the City of New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued the following statement:
“The City of New Orleans remains vigilant in our response to COVID-19 and is taking the necessary steps to prevent seeing another surge of high infection levels in our city,” said Mayor Cantrell.
“As recommended by Dr. Jennifer Avegno, who has guided us through the ongoing pandemic since day one, wearing masks indoors, handwashing, vaccinations, boosters, and getting tested when not feeling well continue to be our most effective tools against COVID-19. These measures will help mitigate the rise of infections we are now seeing and have experienced over the last couple years. The COVID-19 Pandemic is not over, and we will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I am urging residents to protect themselves and utilize the mitigation measures put in place to help prevent another significant surge.”