March 16, 2020 12:59 PM
Despite concerns and unknowns over COVID-19, we want residents to know the City of DeRidder will continue to operate as usual.
Updates on City Services Amid COVID-19 Concerns
Officials are working with federal, state and local partners to closely monitor the situation and keep residents updated....
March 22, 2020 4:55 PM
Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced that a statewide "Stay at Home Order" will be in effect starting at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23.
Once again, don’t panic. Be vigilant. Stay home, wash your hands and sanitize. As we receive information, we will keep you updated.
Read the Governor’s full order HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/JBE-33-2020.pdf
Read the news release HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2427
See the graphics presentation HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/covid/govCV19Brief-2.pdf
Please see the specifics on closures and restrictions in the above order and release.
The Governor added that residents should avoid getting out and about today and Monday as well. Edwards said, “Stay home every minute that you can.” He said the less people there are to treat, the less chance the state’s healthcare workers and resources will be overwhelmed. "Be selfless, be good neighbors and be good Louisianians.”
According to state officials, the order is set to expire at the end of the night on Sunday, April 12. The Governor will re-evaluate the need for the statewide order and other mitigation measures currently in place to determine if they need to be extended beyond April 12.
SOME ADDITIONAL LOCAL CHANGES:
• The DeRidder City Hall lobby will be closed to the public. Water payments can be made by mail, online, by drop-box or kiosk.
• All city playgrounds will be closed. Walking trails, however, will remain open.
• The city’s public transit system will be closed.
Residents, please take these mitigation measures very seriously. Your health, your family’s health and our community depend upon it.
Find more information from state officials, HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov. Louisiana residents can also call 211 for COVID-19 information.
Find the CDC Coronavirus site HERE: https://www.cdc.gov.