Shreveport, LA – According to the city officials, mask wearing will be required in all City of Shreveport buildings.
They say this is due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Health officials said that data shows the Omicron variant is more transmissible than previous strains and may carry an increased risk of reinfection.
On Dec. 26, the Louisiana Department of Health announced that 449 people in Louisiana are hospitalized with COVID-19 – a figure that has doubled in the last week.
A total of 9,545 new COVID-19 cases have been reported to the state since December 23. Another 1,231 people in Louisiana have been reinfected with COVID-19 in the same time frame.
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