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Cameron Parish asks public to not gather on beaches

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Posted at 11:51 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 12:51:35-04

Cameron Parish officials are discouraging people from going to the beaches in the parish due to the current stay at home order.

The Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office and Cameron Parish Police jury say that it is not essential to go to the beaches.

"There are so many people on the beach social distancing is hard to practice. Stay Home means stay home. You can go out if need be. This is for the safety of you and your family." a post from the Sheriff's Office states.

While the beaches in the parish are not closed, the sheriff asks that the public wait to enjoy time out in those locations once the stay at home order is lifted.

CPSO says that they have issued 53 citations and 23 misdemeanor summons and made 5 arrest over the weekend. The sheriff's office states that the problems they are seeing are speeders, running stop signs , D.W.I. Possession of drugs and littering.

"We would love to have you come to Cameron Parish when this is over just not now. Some of my constituents are asking why I don't close the beach. Please understand the governing body of the Parish is the Police Jury. The Sheriff has no authority to close a particular part of the Parish. He does the enforcing of that closure if it is so ordered though. The Governor of the state can also close the beaches." the post continued.

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