COVID-19 Updates & Information
Latest COVID-19 Statistics & Announcements:
A) Every individual in Louisiana shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial establishment or any other building or space open to the public, whether indoor or outdoor. This shall include public or commercial modes of transportation.
B) This requirement does not apply to the following:
- Any individual who will not come in contact with any other individual (outside of their immediate household members) or who will be able to maintain strict social distancing of six feet apart from any other individual (outside of their immediate household members);
- Any child under the age of eight, however all children between the ages of two and seven years old are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in accordance with Subsection (A) of this Section;
- Any individual with a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering;
- Any individual who is consuming food or drinks;
- Any individual seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired;
- Any individual giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience; and
- Any individual temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes.
C) All businesses or organizations, including all offices of the State of Louisiana, its political subdivisions, and all other governmental offices, shall require all persons who enter the premises to wear a face covering, unless either of the following apply:
- The individual is not required to wear a face covering pursuant to Subsection 4(8) of this order.
- The business or organization is located in a parish that has opted out of the face covering requirements pursuant to Subsection 4(F) of this Emergency Proclamation.
D) Citations under this Section shall be written only to businesses or organizations, other than religious organizations, that fail to enforce the requirement to wear face coverings. Operators of businesses and organizations are entitled to rely on the representations of their customers, patrons, or employees regarding whether or not they qualify for an exception from the face covering requirements. Businesses and organizations that rely on such a representation shall not be deemed to be in violation of this Emergency Proclamation.
E) If a business or organization does not allow entry to a worker, customer, or patron because that person refuses to wear a face covering, and if that worker, customer, or patron enters the premises or refuses to leave the premises, law enforcement personnel may enforce the trespassing laws and any other laws that the worker, customer, or patron may violate.
F) This order shall apply statewide. However, if a parish has less than 100 new positive cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the parish for the immediate preceding two-week cumulative period, as determined by the Louisiana Department of Health, the parish may opt out of this face covering requirement by sending written notice from the governing authority of the parish to the Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. The Louisiana Department of Health shall publish on its COVID-19 dashboard a rolling list of the two-week incidence of cases per 100,000 residents in each parish.
- Lafayette Consolidated Government is requesting mask donations. Clean, sealed masks can be deposited in the donation bin outside of Lafayette City-Parish Hall at 705 West University Avenue.
COVID-19 Outbreak Maps:
- 211 - for general information about COVID-19 (precautions, symptoms, etc.)
- OPTION 1 - LUS Outages
- OPTION 2 - LUS Fiber Outages
- OPTION 4 - All Other Requests
- 911 - for Emergency Services.
- 232-HELP - for non-English speaking residents
- 1-866-310-7977 - speak with trained counselors 24/7 to help cope with stress and anxiety
- See FAQ’s from Louisiana citizens at www.la211help.org
Resources for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
- All Daily COVID-19 Press Briefings are Live streamed on LCG's Facebook page with an ASL interpreter
- ASL COVID-19 Video Series
Volunteer & Donations:
- Contact Acadiana VOAD at info@AcadianaVOAD.com for more information.
- If any nurses, physicians, RN's, etc would like to volunteer to either work at the Cajundome screening site or the 311 call center, please call 337-262-5311 or you may visit https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov to register.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be donated via drop off at the Cajundome site from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Business Information & Assistance: