March 16, 2020 12:59 PM
Updates on City Services Amid COVID-19 Concerns
Latest Update: May 26, 2020 11:08 AM
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Moving forward, we will be updating the area COVID-19 data each Friday instead of daily. This also applies to our mobile text alert updates.
We get this information directly from the Louisiana Department of Health website and we encourage residents to visit the site on their own to stay informed at www.ldh.la.gov.
Many of you have questions about the data and reporting that we cannot answer. You can pose those questions to state officials by dialing 211 or visiting www.LA211Help.org.
We continue to work with local and state partners in our safe reopening, and will pass along any pertinent information or resources that we receive.
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May 4, 2020 9:32 AM
Some City of DeRidder service changes starting May 4:
DeRidder City Hall, Police Department lobbies
Lobbies will reopen to the public starting May 4, but with precautions, including:
- Only four customers will be allowed at one time.
- Social distancing floor markers will be placed as a guide.
- There will be contact-free money exchange.
- It is recommended that customers wear masks.
*City Hall employees will continue to be screened with temperature checks and symptom questions daily. Employees will wear masks during public interaction. The building is sanitized daily according to recommended guidelines.
- Bathrooms at parks will reopen May 4.
- Pavilions will be available to rent with a 10-person occupancy limit and with social distancing.
*Playgrounds remain closed, but walking trails are open.
The Beauregard Transit and the Beauregard Museum remain closed.
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.