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St. Charles Parish to lift Mandatory Mask Mandate

Hahnville– In accordance with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ recent executive order, St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell has announced that the mask mandate in St. Charles Parish will be lifted effective immediately. Based on the Governor’s order, masks will still be required on public transit, in K-12 schools, colleges and health care facilities. State buildings such as the DMV will also continue to adhere to mask wearing and social distancing.

The mask mandate is lifted for all St. Charles Parish Government Buildings, including the courthouse. Additionally, temperature checks will no longer be required to enter government buildings.

Masks are still required in the courtrooms per orders by the 29th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Charles.

Due to the size of the council chambers and the inability to properly social distance, masks will still be required during meetings taking place in the council chambers.

Per the Governor’s executive order, businesses now retain the authority to require masks for their employees and patrons.

All are encouraged to continue to follow CDC guidelines and take necessary steps to protect themselves from the virus, including handwashing, social distancing, and vaccinations.

For COVID-19 related resources in St. Charles Parish, including vaccination opportunities, please visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/covid19. Read Governor Edwards’ recent proclamation here.

For more information regarding St. Charles Parish, please visit our website at www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, Cox Channel 6, UVerse Channel 99, or follow us on Facebook (@stcharlesgov) and Instagram (@stcharlesgovernment).