BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Gov. John Bel Edwards lifted the statewide mask mandate for Louisiana, however, it will remain in all K-12 schools.

Southern University and Louisiana State University (LSU) released statements after the announcement made by Gov. Edwards. Both campuses say they will keep their indoor mask mandate in place.

Statement released by LSU:

Statement released by Southern University:

“At this time, our campus-wide indoor mask mandate remains in place.”

Statement released by Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC):

To continue with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Baton Rouge Community College will continue its mask mandate for all indoor spaces, at all BRCC sites and locations, for the remainder of the Fall 2021 semester.

BRCC has eight sites located throughout the Capital Region, which include the following: Mid City Campus, Frazier Site, Ardendale Site, Acadian Site, Port Allen Site, Central Site, Jackson Site, and the New Roads Site.

As students and employees prepare for the approaching holiday season, BRCC continues to encourage all members of the college community to get vaccinated and to get tested as needed. Through a partnership with Open Health, BRCC offers vaccinations, boosters and testing at no-cost to students and employees at its on-campus clinic, located in the Bienvenue Student Center on the Mid City Campus. The Clinic is open Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.