At the behest of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s office, the Krewe of Endymion, one of the Big Easy's three "Super Krewes," is now urging all of its members and their families and friends to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The organization made the announcement on Tuesday and made it known that it was especially important for anyone planning to attend the 2022 festivities. The statement issued by the krewe’s top officials reads:
“The Mayor’s enthusiasm regarding Mardi Gras 2022 is very exciting. In keeping with the Mayor’s request, it is the recommendation of the Krewe’s Board of Directors that every Endymion member receive the full COVID-19 vaccination. It is also recommended that the family members and friends of each member, especially those planning to attend the 2022 Coronation and Extravaganza, also receive full vaccinations since admission to these large events will likely be included in the City’s mandate to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry.”
The statement comes after the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Council issued a letter asking that all of the city’s Mardi Gras Krewes make full vaccination of their member base a priority.
The Mayor’s letter reads, in part:
“As leaders in the Mardi Gras community, you can take a vital step towards making Carnival 2022 a possibility by taking the lead and showing the world we are doing everything we can to keep our citizens and visitors safe by having 100% of our parading organizations fully vaccinated.”
You can read Mayor Cantrell’s full letter here.
The Krewe of Endymion, like the rest of the city's Mardi Gras organizations, had to cancel its scheduled 2021 festivities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.