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Police: Residents urged to stay home for Easter holiday weekend

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 13:50:40-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Lafayette Police Department is urging citizens to stay home for the Easter holiday weekend.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay at home order on March 22, requiring Louisiana residents to shelter at home unless going out for essential tasks due to the spread of COVID-19.

Residents are asked to continue practicing social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, states Sergeant Wayne Griffin, spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department.

Police say avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. Citizens are urged to stay home unless picking up food, medications, or reporting to an essential job.

The Louisiana Department of Health on Thursday reported 18,283 confirmed cases and 702 deaths.

For general information about COVID-19, call 211. To speak with a medical professional to determine if a visit to a local screening site is necessary, call 311.