New Iberia City Government working with officials to determine how stay-at-home order should be implemented

New Iberia
Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 23, 2020

New Iberia City Government is working with the police department and other local officials to determine how the stay-at-home order should be implemented while at the same continuing essential government functions, according to a press release from the Mayor.

To further reduce and limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Edwards issued a general stay-at-home order Sunday for persons not performing essential activities effective from 5:00 pm, Monday, March 23, 2020 to Monday, April 13, 2020 unless terminated sooner. People can still leave their homes to do essential activities such as buying groceries, picking up medicine, going outside for exercise or fresh air or going to work if their job is essential.

Example given of essential worker functions are

.Healthcare workers and caregivers

•Mental Health and Social Service workers

•Pharmacy employees

•Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail sales of food and beverage products

•Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food delivery workers

•Farm workers

•Electricity and Utility Industry workers (medical supply chains, energy, transportation, food, chemicals)

•Petroleum, Natural and Propane Gas workers

•Transportation and Logistics workers

•Financial Services and Banking Industry workers

State office buildings were ordered closed to the public with essential government functions to continue.

Additionally, all gatherings of ten (10) or more people are to be postponed and canceled.