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Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office announces changes and curfew

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 16:35:02-04

The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office has announced some services to limit close contact and has set a curfew.

Beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020 the Sheriff's office will NOT provide fingerprinting for School employment, Nursing, Expungements or Carry Concealed weapon applications. All visitations with inmates are canceled, except for off-site video and telephone calls.

As all restaurants, bars and casinos are closing, to limit the exposure between individuals and to deter unwanted activities a Parish Wide Curfew will begin on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 11:00 p.m., in accordance with the Louisiana Revised Statute 29:724. The curfew will be in effect from 11:00 p.m. thru 5:00 a.m. until further notice. Parish wide curfew excludes persons traveling to or from work or an emergency.

The administration office for the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's office will remain open for payment of taxes, fines and bonds. We ask that you not enter the administration building if you are sick, feverish or have any flu like symptoms. Our emergency services, including patrol, 911 and corrections will continue to provide services. You can contact the office by phone at (337) 821-2102 if you have any questions.

Along with Jeff Davis Parish, the town of Welsh will be under curfew starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m until further notice. The curfew does not limit you to travel to and from work or medical emergencies.

The following lists of websites are provided for you to obtain the most up to date information on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Website for Louisiana Department of Health Coronavirus information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus information

Louisiana's statewide 211 network is now answering calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus.

Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can also dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.