Coronavirus: Louisiana judge temporarily halts city’s mask order

Coronavirus: Louisiana judge halts Shreveport mayor’s mask order

SHREVEPORT, La. — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking a mask mandate issued in Shreveport.

Caddo Parrish Judge Craig Marcotte ruled that the city does not have the authority to issue an executive order requiring masks, KTAL reported.

Five Shreveport businesses filed the lawsuit.

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Marcotte said the order by Mayor Adrian Perkins can not be enforced, including conducting searching or taking actions against businesses that might be in violation of it, KTAL reported.

A court hearing July 20 will determine if the temporary order will become a preliminary injunction, KTAL reported.

FILE PHOTO: A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking a mask mandate issued in Shreveport.
FILE PHOTO: A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking a mask mandate issued in Shreveport. (Octavio Jones/Getty Images)