NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The indoor mask mandate is being reinstated in New Orleans.

NOHD Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno made the announcement Tuesday morning.

The mandate will go into effect at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 12,494 new COVID cases out of 49,385 tests for the state of Louisiana.