City updates public on new developments due to Covid-19

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Source: City of Natchitoches

As many are already aware, Natchitoches Parish has two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as noon today, Monday, March 23.  Yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a Stay at Home order to begin at 5 p.m. today to further fight the spread of COVID-19.

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The measures taken thus far have not been enough to mitigate the spread and therefore further actions are necessary. These measures have been put in place to protect you and those you come in contact with.  While it is hard to comprehend, you or someone you know may already be infected with COVID-19 and are not showing any signs or symptoms.  This is why the Stay at Home order is necessary.  Without these additional measures, persons who appear to be healthy could potentially be spreading this virus.

The Stay at Home order mandated by the governor has subsequently affected non essential businesses across the state in addition to the previous ordered closures of all K-12 public schools, casinos, bars, movie theatres, playgrounds, gyms and fitness centers.   Essential businesses have been outlined by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce.  We are asking if your business does not fall into the essential business list, you adhere to these orders declared by the state to aid in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on Governor Edwards latest mandate visit https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/category/9.  If you have any questions or our office can be of assistance to you,  contact (318)352-2772.