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.
Officials are working with federal, state and local partners to closely monitor the situation and keep residents updated.
Frequent hand washing, sanitizing, staying home if you feel ill and social-distancing are common sense measures you’ve been hearing about and we all should practice.
Misinformation is causing much panic. Please say up-to-date on the latest information from verified, reliable sources.
Officials will, however, be making some modifications for the safety of the public and employees as we continue to conduct business.
Our lobby will be open but residents are asked to mail water payments, pay them online, use our drop box or kiosk. Late fees will not be assessed and all fees accrued from credit card payments made after Friday, March 13, 2020 will be credited to your April bill.
As for questions about holding events, refer to the Governor’s March 13, 2020 declaration and guidance.
If you have questions or concerns about city operations, call 337-462-8900. If you have an emergency after hours, call 911.
For more information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s site at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. To receive state updates on COVID-19, visit http://www.ldh.la.gov/. Louisiana residents can also call 211 for COVID-19 information.