President-elect Biden says that with a national mask mandate ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

However, existing federal laws offer few avenues to a national mandate

By: - November 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Governor reinstates face mask mandate

Visitors walk past face mask signs along Decatur Street in the French Quarter on July 14, 2020 in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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