CLOSURES: Some closures announced due to Tropical Storm Cristobal

CLOSURES: Some closures announced due to Tropical Storm Cristobal
WAFB continues to monitor storm conditions and impacts related to Tropical Storm Cristobal. The storm made landfall Sunday, June 7, just after 5 p.m. between Grand Isle and the mouth of the Mississippi River. (Source: Josh Boyd / WAFB)

(WAFB) - WAFB continues to monitor storm conditions and impacts related to Tropical Storm Cristobal. The storm made landfall Sunday, June 7, just after 5 p.m. between Grand Isle and the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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Below are a number of closures and important notes related to the storm that have been announced for Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.


CITY / CITY-PARISH ORGANIZATIONS

  • 19th JDC

The 19th JDC will be closed Monday, June 8, due to the weather.

  • Baton Rouge City Court

Baton Rouge City Court will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2020.

  • Baker City Court

Baker City Court will be closed on Monday, June 8, and will be reopened Tuesday, June 9.

  • East Baton Rouge city-parish government

All City-Parish buildings will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2020, due to the continued threat of Tropical Storm Cristobal. Sign up to receive text alerts by texting REDSTICKREADY to (225)243-9991.

  • East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA)

All senior center locations and agency offices will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2020, out of an abundance of caution. The agency advises all seniors to remain home and off the roads. For more information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 923-8000.

  • East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court

East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court will be closed Monday, June 8.

  • East Baton Rouge Parish Library System

All locations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be closed Monday, June 8, due to the threat of severe weather associated with tropical storm Cristobal. As always, however, resources are open 24 / 7 online in the Digital Library at www.ebrpl.com/DigitalLibrary. It’s FREE. All you need is your Library card.

  • Trash collection in East Baton Rouge Parish

Republic Services will continue with normal collections Monday on a delayed start time due to Tropical Storm Cristobal.


EDUCATION AND SCHOOL MEAL SERVICES

  • Childcare centers

Juz’ Us Childcare Center of Baton Rouge will be closed Monday, June 8.

  • East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Due to the threat of severe weather Monday, all EBR schools and office sites will be closed. Employees are encouraged to telework. Out of an abundance of caution, the grab-n-go meal service and all athletic events/practices will also be canceled Monday, June 8. Meal service will resume on Tuesday, June 9.

  • Iberville Parish School System

Iberville Parish School Board will have a delayed start to their workday Monday, June 8. All 10-month, 10.5-month, and 12-month employees are to report to work for 10:30 am. Employees will conclude the workday at the regularly scheduled time.

  • Louisiana State University

Due to Tropical Storm Cristobal, the LSU campus will be closed on Monday, June 8. All remote and online classes will still be held as planned.

  • River Parishes Community College

Due to Tropical Storm Cristobal, all of River Parishes Community Colleges’ physical locations will be closed on Monday, June 8th. All online classes will still be held as planned. All technical students with in-person classes scheduled for Monday will be directed to online activities by their instructor. All RPCC employees will be working remotely and available via electronic means. Only essential personnel performing weather-related tasks should report to campus on Monday.

  • Southern University Baton Rouge

Southern University Baton Rouge, Southern University Ag Center, and Southern University Law Center will be closed Monday, June 8. Remote and online classes will continue as scheduled.


STATE OFFICES

State offices will be closed until 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. This office closure applies to employees authorized to work from home due to COVID-19. Employees in areas under evacuation orders should seek further guidance from their supervisors. All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty or those who should report to alternate work sites if necessary.


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