BREC makes changes to mask policy due to “another surge of the COVID-19 pandemic”

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Baton Rouge, BREC is making some changes to its mask policy.

The park agency stated that it “will immediately begin requiring all staff and visitors who will spend more than 15 minutes in an indoor facility to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask.”

Masks or proof of vaccinations will not be required at any BREC locations that are outdoors.

“It is part of BREC’s core mission to do everything we can to encourage residents to live a healthy lifestyle. That includes utilizing our park system for exercise as well as encouraging our staff to participate in a wellness program. This is no different as we work to prevent another widespread outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and to protect both our team members and park visitors,” said BREC Superintendent Corey K. Wilson.

BREC spent this summer encouraging anyone who was not vaccinated to continue taking precautions.

Included in those precautions were mask wearing, social distancing and the washing of hands.

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