Curfews issued in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

Curfews issued in La. during COVID-19 pandemic
Some parish presidents are putting curfew orders into place amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: unsplash.com)

(WAFB) - Some parish leaders in Louisiana are issuing curfews amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This list will be updated as information becomes available. Parishes with curfews in place are listed alphabetically.

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 in Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive order will be allowed to travel during curfew hours. A copy of the governor’s order can be found here.

ACADIA PARISH

  • Parish-wide curfew effective Thursday, April 2
  • The curfew is active between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • People who are traveling to and from work are asked to have identification and a letter from employers with them during the curfew hours. The letter needs to indicate the person’s name and that they are employed with the business and have work hours between the curfew times.
  • Effective 6 a.m. Friday, April 17, the curfew will be lifted. This decision was made between the chiefs of police departments around the parish and the sheriff.

IBERVILLE PARISH

  • Parish-wide curfew effective Friday, April 3
  • The curfew is active between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. (Currently remains in effect through midnight April 30)
  • The curfew does NOT apply to businesses being forced to close at 9 p.m. It applies to people congregating. It also does NOT apply to anyone going to and from their place of employment for purposes of work or any other essential business activity.
  • Law enforcement in each city will enforce the curfew.
  • Residents are urged to call law enforcement if they see someone violating the curfew.
  • Anyone caught violating the curfew could face up to a $500 fine, up to six months in jail, or both.

JEFFERSON PARISH

Effective at 5 a.m., Friday, May 1, the parish-wide curfew will be lifted.

GRAND ISLE

  • Curfew begins Thursday, April 2 at 12 p.m. Residents will be required to show proof of residency to re-enter town upon leaving.
  • Curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day until further notice

The guidelines for entry onto the island are as follows.

  • All vehicles will be checked at the Grand Isle Welcome Sign/the Jefferson Parish line. One ID per vehicle.
  • Camp owners are allowed to enter the town, but proper ID (property tax bill, utility bill, or Entergy bill) is required to show proof of ownership)
  • Upon entrance into Grand Isle, camp owners are being asked to self-quarantine, leaving the camp only for essentials
  • Out-of-town workers will need proof of employment that they are needed at work or a copy of a building permit for out of town workers
  • Those who do not follow the rules are subjected to arrest and/or fines of up to $500. They will be taken to the Jefferson Parish lockup in Gretna.

ST. JAMES PARISH

  • Curfew for all of St. James Parish, including Gramercy and Lutcher, begins at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.
  • The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day until notice is given otherwise

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH

  • Curfew begins at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1
  • The curfew will run every day from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

TERREBONNE PARISH

  • Curfew is in effect starting Wednesday, April 1 at 10 p.m.
  • Curfew will remain in effect nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. until further notice

WASHINGTON PARISH

  • Curfew begins Wednesday, April 1 at 9 p.m.
  • The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. until further notice

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