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Understanding the Mayor’s Mask Mandate

On July 1, 2020, the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of Baton Rouge Mayor-President signed Executive Order No. SWB 2020-07-01, establishing a parish-wide “No Mask, No Service” Policy.


What does the Mayor’s Executive Order do?

The Executive Order requires all commercial and nonprofit entities located in the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge to implement a “No Mask, No Service” Policy.


What is a “No Mask, No Service” Policy?


Are customers/visitors required to wear a face covering under the “No Mask, No Service” Policy?

Yes. All persons over the age of 2 must wear some form of covering that fits snugly over their nose or mouth, such as a commercially made or homemade fabric mask, scarf, bandanna, or handkerchief. The facial covering must be worn at all times while inside all commercial and nonprofit entities located in the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge, except:


How will the Mayor’s Executive Order be enforced?

First Violation: The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) will issue a courtesy notification.

Second Violation: BRPD will issue a documented warning.

Third Violation: BRPD will issue a summons under Municipal Ordinance § 15:5. A person convicted of violating Municipal Ordinance § 15:5 shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for no more than 60 days, or both.


Does the Mayor’s Executive Order apply to the Cities of Baker, Central, and Zachary?

No. Section 7 of the Executive Order expressly excludes the Cities of Baker, Central, and Zachary from the Order.


When does the Mayor’s Executive Order go into effect?

The Mayor’s Executive Order goes into effect at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.


When does the Mayor’s Executive Order end?

The Mayor’s Executive Order terminates at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020.