Delcambre declares state of emergency

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Posted at 8:30 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 21:30:33-04

DELCAMBRE, La. — The Mayor of the Town of Delcambre has issued a declaration of emergency in connection with the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on Monday.

The move follows that of other declarations issued by state and local governments over the past several days in response to the pandemic.

According to a release from the Town of Delcambre, the declaration is the first legal requirement in a case where the local government might need to take extraordinary measures.

Delcambre's declaration does not at this time contain any specific orders other than an order to the Office of Emergency Preparedness to activate emergency plans.