Baton Rouge to go with mandatory masks

The same day Jefferson Parish began a mandatory masks policy, Louisiana's capital announced it will do the same.

"Save a life, save our economy, and wear a face covering," Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome said today during a news conference with Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Broome said she is not interested in having authorities go out and fine people for not wearing masks, but said people could face a misdemeanor summons for being in violation.

"We can save lives, we can save our businesses and our economy, but we have to do it together," she said.