BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is encouraging residents to wear a face mask in indoor public places, along with other COVID precautions.

On Wednesday, the CDC classified East Baton Rouge as a community of high transmission.

Mayor Broome is suggesting the following precautions:

  • Use COVID-19 safety precautions during your holiday gatherings and activities such as, wearing a face covering, practice social distancing, and avoid indoor gatherings.
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine. Visit for vaccine locations near you.
  • Wear a face covering in all public places, practice social distancing, and be aware of personal hygiene by washing your hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Unless it is a life threatening emergency do not go to the emergency room.
  • If you think you have COVID-19, go get tested. Visit for the most up-to-date testing locations near you.
  • Follow the latest CDC guidance on isolation and quarantining.