Governor John Bel Edwards took to Zoom on Thursday to implore residents to take Covid precautions this New Year’s as cases surge. He says it’s no fun to wear a mask and he’s not issuing a mandate, but it’s better to be safe than sorry:
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The state reported over 12-thousand cases Thursday.

The New Year will also mark the end of the 2021 Louisiana winter heat wave. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a significant cold front will begin moving across the state the afternoon and evening of New Year’s Day…:
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He says the first freeze of 2022 will occur Sunday into Monday.

If there’s one thing Louisiana knows it’s floats and the state will be showcasing a Bayou State themed one in the Rose Parade Saturday morning. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says his office worked hard to make arrangements for our state to take part in the parade, with a first-of-its-kind entry…:
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He says everything on the float is organic even though it might look like paint. The New Year’s Day Rose Parade broadcast begins 10am our time.

If you’re going to be shooting fireworks to ring in 2022, state officials are urging you to play it safe. Fire Marshal’s Office spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says be sure to detonate your fireworks at least 200 feet away from any structures and vehicles — and be mindful in hurricane impacted areas…:
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Happy New Year.