Evangeline Parish Planning Meeting Held on Corona Virus
March 16, 2020
Evangeline Parish government leaders met tonight at the request of Police Jury President Ryan Williams to map out plans in the event the Corona Virus strikes parish residents.
Williams told KVPI News “My plan was to ensure that we have protocols in place should a confirmed case is found in the parish”.
The briefing lasted about 45 minutes. Williams gave the latest stats on the number of Corona Virus cases and deaths in the state. The police jury office will remain open to help serve the parish residents and parish work crews will continue to be on the job.
Several of the mayors and police chiefs who were in attendance reported on their plans for their area.
Sheriff elect Charles Guillory reported on the measures the department is taking to minimize exposure while prisoners and shutting down visitation for inmates.
The police jury president reported that he has spoken with representatives of Mercy Regional Medical Center who announced they are well prepared should an outbreak of the virus impact our local area.
Judge Gary Ortego announced that petite jury court sessions have all been cancelled. Also speaking were representative from GOSEP, Solid Waste Commission, Office of Emergency Preparedness/9-1-1, fire chiefs and the library. The Library director reported that the library will close all branches to the public for the next two weeks. However personnel will still be at work.