Shreveport mayor orders mask wearing in businesses

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is issuing an executive order requiring face mask usage in Shreveport businesses. The news came Monday afternoon.

“We have seen cases and hospitalizations in Caddo Parish rise at an alarming rate,” Perkins said. After consulting with many of our area businesses, I am issuing an executive order requiring that customers wear face-coverings when entering a business establishment. This will help protect our community’s health, store employees, and our area’s economy.”

The order also requires business to post signage at all entrances clearly indicating requirements and prohibitions.

“It goes into effect Wednesday July 8th at 5 PM and stays in effect until August 8th at 11:59 PM, and applies to all businesses that interact with the public,” Perkins said. “SporTran will require passengers to wear a face-covering as well.“