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Carencro council member confronted for not wearing a mask to meetings

Carencro Council meeting 12-21.PNG
Posted at 9:50 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 19:43:53-05

A Carencro Councilwoman was confronted at a recent meeting for refusing to wear a mask while in attendance.

Video of Monday's council meeting posted to the city's website shows the confrontation between council member Kim Guidry and Carencro city manager Don Chauvin.

Near the end of the meeting, the council discussed Mayor Glenn Brasseaux's absence due to his recent COVID-19 diagnosis. Chauvin said that the mayor is doing much better and that he and Brasseaux communicate regularly.

Chauvin also took the opportunity to state that before the December 21 meeting that he had asked councilwoman Kim Guidry to wear a mask.

Chauvin says that Guidry had refused to wear a mask to the last two meetings with Monday's meeting making three.

"I think it's disrespectful and a little dangerous that you don't feel the need to wear a mask 10 days after the last time, when you sat there, you coughed repeatedly, and nine to 10 days later the mayor had COVID," Chauvin said.

"So you're accusing me that I have COVID and transferred it to Glenn?" Guidry responded.

"So what I'm saying is, there is a policy in city hall, there are big signs out front," Chauvin said. "All of the attendees here are wearing a mask. The public on a daily basis wears a mask to come in here and we'll have them forcibly removed if we have to so that they don't endanger the staff. I'm asking that you wear a mask."

Guidry responded that her decision to not wear a mask to meetings was one that she personally made.

The two continue to argue about where and when the council members wear masks with Guidry accusing Chauvin of not wearing a mask prior to the meeting.

According to the Advocate, the two continued their argument after the meeting had adjourned.

A statewide mask mandate is still in place and requires that all individuals in Louisiana wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside spaces that are open to the public.

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