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March 16, 2020 12:59 PM

COVID-19 Updates

Updates on City Services Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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June 26, 2020 3:11 PM

New information on the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Fund for small businesses can be found at the link below.

/516/COVID-Small-Business

Prior Updates

June 12, 2020 9:25 AM

Phase 2 - City of DeRidder
-The city's playgrounds are open.
-The Veterans Park Splash Pad remains closed.
-The West Park Pool is open, but with modifications.
-Beauregard Transit is open, but with travel restrictions.
-The Beauregard Museum will be open by appointment only starting June 12th with some restrictions.

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.

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.

Park changes

- 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.

Continued closures
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.

March 21, 2020 4:26 PM

March 21, 2020
Local officials have been notified by the state that there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in Beauregard Parish.
This is not the time for residents to panic. It is time to be vigilant about following the guidelines and recommendations from state and federal officials in order to help keep you and your family healthy. These are the measures you’ve been hearing everyone speak of: Stay home, social distance, wash your hands frequently and sanitize. Do these things and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
Officials are getting daily guidance and information from state and federal partners. We will continue passing that information along to you.
One of the most important things you can do is to get your information from verified, reliable sources. There is a lot of misinformation being spread via social media. Spread facts, not fear.
Beauregard Parish is a strong community with a history of working together in the hardest of times. We’re good neighbors. Let’s all work together now to keep our community healthy.



March 19, 2020 4:47 PM

Effective immediately, the DeRidder Police Department’s lobby will have limited public access due to the need for social-distancing in response to COVID-19.

Officials are asking residents to utilize online capabilities for records, complaints, crash reports or other necessary documents.

Staff will work with residents so they do not have to physically come in.

For questions and coordination, call the records department at 337-462-8941. Leave a message if you don’t get an answer.

Temporary hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 7 a.m. to noon if a personal meeting is necessary. Call first, however, as most requests can probably be handled over the phone.

For crash reports, visit: http://policereports.lexisnexis.com/.

For complaint forms, access the link on the department’s webpage, click on “Report Request Form,” fill out the information and the records clerk will get back with you: https://www.cityofderidder.org/FormCenter.

Background checks will be handled normally but during the records hours. Please call before coming.

In addition, for any public information requests, call the records department at 337-462-8941 during the temporary records hours and speak with the records clerk.

*If you have a need to file a criminal complaint, please call 337-462-8911 and speak with the communications officer. Staff will then contact you by phone if a personal visit is necessary.

For emergencies, call 911.

March 17, 2020 2:10 PM

Effective Immediately: Group and team activities at properties owned by the City of DeRidder, Town of Merryville, Beauregard Parish Police Jury and the Beauregard Parish School Board are prohibited until further notice.

This includes all baseball and softball fields, complexes, sports facilities, courts and pavilions.

March 16, 2020 5:59 PM

Following federal and state guidance on COVID-19, the City of DeRidder will be limiting the city’s public transit system to medical appointments only. Party and facility rentals at city parks will be suspended until further notice, and the Beauregard Museum will be closed. The City of DeRidder continues to operate as usual but with these modifications.

Information and guidance are constantly changing. Officials are working with federal, state and local partners to closely monitor the situation and keep residents updated.

Continue to wash hands frequently, sanitize and social-distance. Stay home if you can. Stay up-to-date on the latest information from verified, reliable sources.

Our lobby remains 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.

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. To receive state updates on COVID-19, visit http://www.ldh.la.gov/. Louisiana residents can also call 211 for COVID-19 information.