Amid, coronavirus April 7 Council meetings canceled

Posted at 10:02 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 11:25:13-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Lafayette Council meetings scheduled for April 7, 2020, have been canceled due to Governor John Bel Edwards's Stay-at-Home Executive Order.

The agenda items for the meetings will be rescheduled for a later date and will include those items on the Regular Parish Council Meeting, the Special Joint Meeting and the Regular City Council Meeting, according to the Parish Council Chair and the City Council Chair.

Although it has not been confirmed, the consideration is to reschedule the April 7 and April 21 meetings to April 14 and April 28.

The public will be notified when the next meeting date is confirmed.

As of Thursday, March 25, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,795 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

So far, 65 people have died.

In Wednesday's update, numbers in Acadiana rose again.

Acadia - 2 cases
Calcasieu - 11 cases, 1 death
Evangeline - 2 cases
Iberia - 2 cases
Jeff Davis - 1 case
Lafayette - 20 cases
St. Landry- 4 cases
St. Martin- 1 case
St. Mary- 5 cases
Vermilion - 0 cases

There are 48 parishes in total reporting cases of COVID-19.

During Wednesday's press conference, Gov. Edwards asked citizens again to heed requirements for mitigation measures, saying the state's "curve" hasn't started to flatten yet. For more on the press conference click here.