ETC… for Wednesday March 25th

Here is a reminder from the Louisiana Department of Health:

To minimize the risk of spread, Louisiana officials are advising the public to practice social distancing by not gathering with large groups of people. Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and introduce the virus to new communities.

Other tips include:

  • Stay home unless it is necessary to go to work or get necessities.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Wash your hands.

Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a stay at home order for Louisiana residents.  The Governor is planning a statewide address later today (Wednesday, March 25th) at 2:30 pm.  It will be carried statewide on radio and tv.  The event will originate at the LPB studios in Baton Rouge.

Red River Parish is observing the Governor’s Stay Home order.  Citizens were asked to voluntarily reduce their risk of exposure and of exposing others to the COVID-19 virus.  Evidence of compliance is an apparent reduction of the amount of traffic on our roads and streets.  Evidence of non-compliance is the number of vehicles still moving about.

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