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Lafayette mayor-president extends emergency COVID-19 proclamation

Safety measures extended until August 28
Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 14:43:36-04

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced Monday that he would be extending his emergency proclamation until August 28, 2020.

The emergency proclamation, which includes several restrictions and closures, will last until 11:59 p.m. on August 28.

The safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the parish have been in place since June.

The proclamation includes the following:

  • The travel and movement of unaccompanied minors within Lafayette Parish is restricted in the following manner: During the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., unaccompanied minors within Lafayette Parish are not allowed in any public place or place open to the public, including (but not limited to) the streets of Lafayette Parish, during the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Unaccompanied minors who are employed and are required to travel within Lafayette Parish during curfew hours may be exempted from this travel restriction on a case-by-case basis.
  • There shall be no congregating or loitering on sidewalks, streets or public areas in the area bound by Evangeline Thruway, West Congress Street, Lafayette Street, University Avenue, and Johnston Street, specifically including, but not limited to, Parc Sans Souci, Parc de Lafayette, Parc Putnam, Parc International, Jefferson Street, and any other public gathering areas or greenspaces within this geographic area (commonly referred to as "the downtown area"). Exempted from this order area queues for entry into a lawfully operating business of 20 persons or less, provided that the persons in such queue observe proper social distancing measures. Violation of this portion of the emergency declaration shall subject the violator to a citation under Louisiana Revised Statute 29:727(G) which provides for a Five Hundred ($500) Dollar fine and up to six (6) months in jail or both.
  • City-Parish Hall and the Public Works Building shall be closed to the public; however, the drive-thru services shall remain operational for servicing the public.

See the post from LCG which includes Guillory's June announcement:

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