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State offices still closed in northern parishes

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 19:11:14-05

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices will be closed Monday, February 22, in the following seven northwest Louisiana parishes due to continuing water pressure problems caused by the severe winter weather experienced in the area: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River and Webster.

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.

This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.