Lafayette Parish Wide Curfew Lifted for Minors
Lafayette, LA – The parish-wide curfew issued on March 16, 2020, for unaccompanied minors will be lifted effective 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020. The curfew was put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Lafayette Parish is experiencing fewer COVID-19 cases. “After consulting with the Sheriff, our Police and Fire Chiefs, and Lafayette Parish Mayors, I’ve determined the nightly curfew is no longer necessary,” Mayor-President Josh Guillory said.
Although the situation continues to improve, Mayor-President Guillory encourages citizens to take the necessary steps to stay safe – wash hands frequently, remain home when sick, and wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible.
Citizens experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can call 311, option 1 or 337-534-TEST to get information about COVID-19 testing sites in the parish.
Jeanerette Extends Curfew to June 1, 2020
According to a proclamation put out by Mayor Carol Bourgeois, An 8p.m. – 6a.m curfew for unaccompanied minors and a curfew of 10p.m. – 6a.m. for adults and accompanying minors will go into effect beginning at 8p.m. May 15, 2020. Minors that work will be considered on a case by case basis.
UPDATE: St. Landry Parish Extends Curfew, Adjust Hours
St. Landry Parish has extended a parish-wide adult and juvenile curfew until May 15 to coincide with the state’s Stay at Home Order as part of the response to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Parish Government did adjust the times of the curfew. The curfew is now 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
Gov. John Bel Edwards extended his Stay at Home order until May 15, as Louisiana works to slow the spread of COVID-19, which extends the length of time that schools and some businesses are closed and continues limits on the size of gatherings.
On Wednesday, April 30, the number of reported cases in St. Landry Parish reached 180, with 42 deaths reportedly connected with COVID-19.
All pedestrian and vehicular movement is prohibited during curfew hours except for travel associated with fire, police, emergency, and hospital services. Only employees working for companies or businesses listed as essential in Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive order will be allowed to travel during curfew hours.
UPDATE: Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Lifting Curfew May 1st
In consideration of numerous businesses opening with certain restrictions set forth by the Governor’s office to re-open the economy, Sheriff Mike Couvillon will be lifting the curfew that applies to the rural areas of Vermilion Parish effective May 01 2020. The Sheriff’s Office reiterates that citizens should check with their local municipalities and confirm whether or not curfews will remain in effect after May 01 within the different city limits of Vermilion parish and to not confuse municipal curfews with the Sheriff’s curfew.
UPDATE: Acadia Parish Cancels Curfew Effective 4/17/2020
ACADIA PARISH – According to Acadia Parish officials, effective tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. the curfew in place for Acadia Parish will be lifted. The curfew will extend through the night and end tomorrow morning, April 17, 2020,at 6:00am.
UPDATE Iberia Parish President Terminates Parish Wide Curfew
Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President terminated a parish wide curfew that began April 1, 2020, from 10:00PM to 5:00AM for all of Iberia Parish, including the following municipalities: Delcambre, Loreauville and New Iberia. The curfew has been rescinded as of 5a.m on Wednesday May, 13 2020.
UPDATE: St. Martin Issues Parish Wide Curfew
Effective immediately, the curfew that was imposed for St. Martin Parish on April 1, 2020, has been lifted.
UPDATE: Abbeville Lifts Curfew for Adults
VERMILION PARISH- The city of Abbeville will be lifting the mandated curfew due to the Covid-19 pandemic on May 1, 2020. This will be in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies within Vermilion Parish. A juvenile curfew will still remain in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for all unaccompanied minors. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian or a responsible adult. This curfew will be strictly enforced. Minors going to and from work will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Parents will be held responsible if their minors do not obey the curfew.
Chief Spearman would also like to remind all of the citizens that we are there, 24 hours a day, to serve you. We encourage all of our citizens to stay vigilant and contact us if you need. In addition to dialing 911, you can contact us at 893-2511. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
UPDATE: Curfew for Adults and Minors– To Be Lifted May 01, 2020
The Town of Delcambre does hereby lift the mandatory curfew beginning May 1, 2020. The curfew for Minors was put into place March 19, 2020 and Adults on April 01, 2020. The Mayor and Chief of Police are asking that residents continue to abide by Governor John Bel Edwards’ stay at home order through May 15, 2020 and to stay off the streets at night to protect residents and first responders of the Town.
Looking for information about COVID-19? Dial 211, or text the keyword LACOVID to 898211
Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Office Issues Parish Wide Curfew
In an effort to keep our staff and the public safe, we are cancelling some services to limit close contact. Beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020 the Sheriff’s office will NOT provide fingerprinting for School employment, Nursing, Expungements or Carry Concealed weapon applications. All visitations with inmates are cancelled, except for off-site video and telephone calls.
As all restaurants, bars and casinos are closing, to limit the exposure between individuals and to deter unwanted activities a Parish Wide Curfew will begin on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 11:00 p.m., in accordance with the Louisiana Revised Statute 29:724. The curfew will be in effect from 11:00 p.m. thru 5:00 a.m. until further notice. Parish wide curfew excludes persons traveling to or from work or an emergency.
The administration office for the Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office will remain open for payment of taxes, fines and bonds. We ask that you not enter the administration building if you are sick, feverish or have any flu like symptoms. Our emergency services, including patrol, 911 and corrections will continue to provide services. You can contact the office by phone at (337) 821-2102 if you have any questions.
The following lists of websites are provided for you to obtain the most up to date information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
Website for Louisiana Department of Health Coronavirus information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus information
Louisiana’s statewide 211 network is now answering calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus.
Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can also dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.
GOHSEP has activated its public information website at www.emergency.la.gov in order to consolidate news releases and other updates.
E-mail information to email@example.com
Contact information for Jefferson Davis Parish Emergency Preparedness (337) 821-2102.
UPDATE: City of Opelousas Extends Curfew From May1 – May 15
In accordance with LRS 14:329.6, the City of Opelousas will begin a citywide curfew for all individuals beginning at 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM. The curfew will not apply to any First responders or any individuals reporting to or coming from a place of employment deemed as an “essential business” under the State of Louisiana Emergency Declaration. This Curfew will extend from May 1, 2020 – May 15, 2020 All businesses within the City of Opelousas, with the exception of a hospital or private ambulance service, will be closed at 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM. Businesses supplying fuel services may allow self-service pumps to remain in use with the use of a card in an effort to provide individuals the ability to refuel to return to a place of employment. This declaration is in addition to any Emergency Proclamation from the Governor of the State of Louisiana. The Opelousas Police Department will continue with our modified services and procedures to limit the exposure and to mitigate COVID-19 issues as much as possible. Our modified report taking process will be in place to limit the amount of personal interactions our officers will have with the public. “In-Progress / High-Priority Dispatch” protocol will continue through May 15th. Citizens should call 9-1-1 for priority emergencies calls for any situations where there is a crime in progress, both property or person crimes, and a life is in danger for an officer to immediately respond. Low-priority crime calls or non-emergencies where a suspect is no longer present or the crime has already occurred will be handled by an officer over the phone following a call to 337-948-2500. There are certainly instances that may still require on-scene investigation, and we will respond as necessary. Anyone wanting to report criminal activity can email firstname.lastname@example.org. These changes to procedures is intended to limit the exposure of the public and our personnel to only situations where it is absolutely necessary during the current covid-19 crisis. The Opelousas Police Department is committed to serving and protecting the public during this crisis.
Reminder: The Opelousas Police Department has closed its building(s) for public access. During this time the department will not be providing non-criminal fingerprint services, vehicle inspections, and onsite access to police reports. Accident reports can be purchased online at https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/search/search. Any other reports can be requested by phone 337-948-2500 or by email: email@example.com.