Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has announced that government buildings will be closed effective immediately to keep down the spread of COVID-19. Guillory has also declared a state of emergency in Lafayette Parish.
Buildings that are closed include City Hall, local libraries and the parish courthouse. Libraries will remain open using the drive-thru. Residents can call ahead and make their request for materials, and librarians will select and deliver those materials to patrons. Information on the operation of the courthouse will be issued separately.
Drive-thru bill payment options will remain open for LUS and LSU Fiber and other governmental payments. Payments can also be made by mail, online at www.lus.org and by telephone at 337 – 291-8280. The Customer Service Call Center will be available to answer any LUS customer questions.
For more information can call 311 or visit http://311lafayette.services.
A new coronavirus screening site is supposed to begin Wednesday in Lafayette, although Lafayette city-parish officials were short on exact details during Monday’s news conference.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory said the medical community is scheduled to offer screening at the Cajundome, with a second possible site in the Broussard area if it’s needed.
Josh Guillory also implemented a curfew from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily for minors. (17 and younger) If a minor works, exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. If a minor violates the curfew, Interim Police Chief Scott Morgan said the parent must appear in court with the child.
Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux has announced the closure of City Hall and the Rice Festival Building to the public as a precaution to the spread of Coronavirus.
He issued the following statement:
“To minimize coronavirus exposure to our citizens and employees, Crowley City Hall and the Rice Festival Building will be closed to the public until further notice. I assure Crowley citizens that business will continue to be conducted via telephone, fax, e-mail, and U. S. Mail. A temporary mailbox will be placed near the front doors of City Hall for citizens who prefer to hand-deliver correspondence. It will be checked by my staff on an hourly basis. I want to thank everyone for their cooperation in joining with me as we take the necessary precautions to assure the safety and well-being of our community.”
Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsandor announced this morning that all city buildings are closed to the public as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak.
Mayor Alsandor said the city will remain open for business transactions that can be done over the phone or through the City Hall’s drive-thru window and online services. Opelousas City Hall’s drop box is also open for use, though no cash payments are accepted through their drop box.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says he is making changes to jail visitations and well as rules for the jails in the wake of the pandemic. “Effective immediately, public of corrections inmate transfer, parish jail services, and inmate work release programs.”
The city of St. Martinville announced that all city buildings will be closed to the public due to the threat of COVID-19.
The City of St. Martinville will remain open for business transactions through the drive-thru window at city hall. The city council meeting scheduled for tonight will be closed to the public. City officials and the media will be in attendance. The meeting will be on the City of St. Martinville & The St. Martinville Police Department’s Facebook pages.
YOUNGSVILLE POLICE DEPT –
Chief Ricky Boudreaux has announced a ‘temporary limited closure’ of the police department’s lobby due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Police Operations will continue as usual. All payments are to be dropped in the payment dropbox. You can call in credit card payments to 337 856 5931, or you can mail a payment, Youngsville Police Dept. PO box 310 Youngsville, La. 70592. Non-Emergency calls 337 236 5899, Emergency Calls 911.
VERMILION PARISH –
Rebecca Broussard, Director of Vermilion Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said as of Monday morning, all public buildings in Vermilion Parish are still open.
In Kaplan, Mayor Mike Kloesel in a public Facebook post on Monday, said,
“We are following all of the state mandated directives which include closing access to Kaplan City Hall as well as all other city buildings effective immediately… if you are paying a bill, it will need to be done through the drive-thru, the night deposit, the kiosk, the internet or by mail.”