Conversation: Does Lafayette need a mask mandate?

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A second effort to pass a local mask mandate has our community once again in throes of Covid politics. Lafayette is the largest Louisiana city without a local ordinance requiring masks. Enforcement of the state’s mask mandate is virtually non-existent.

The science on masks is sound — they work. But a mask mandate is a different tool.

Do you think Lafayette ought to pass a local ordinance enforcing a local mandate? Share your thoughts below and check our newsletter for the community conversation.