Several parishes, Gov. John Bel Edwards address questions surrounding Mardi Gras during pandemic


NEW ORLEANS – FEBRUARY 20: Floats in the Rex parade roll along St. Charles avenue on Mardi Gras Day, February 20, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the second Mardi Gras celebration since Hurricane Katrina devasted the Gulf Coast region. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — Several parishes along with the Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed questions surrounding Mardi Gras during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jefferson and Orleans parish leaders and Gov. John Bel Edwards all agreed it is too soon to tell if Mardi Gras 2021 will happen.

It comes as many riders and revelers are weighing both their health and financial options for Carnival Season.

Right now, krewes are at the height of planning and preparing for upcoming parades.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a Mardi Gras Council meeting Thursday night, addressing concerns from krewes.

Gov. John Bel Edwards told media Thursday that it is too soon to make any decision regarding Mardi Gras.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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