According to Lafayette Consolidated Government, anyone who is considered an essential worker or has to leave their house for a necessity item are the only people that should be on the roads.
Throughout Monday afternoon, people could be seen coming in and out of grocery stores, with most shoppers wearing masks. According to the Mayor's spokesperson, local grocery stores, drug stores, and gas stations are permitted to remain open.
One resident who was among a crowd of people waiting in line for food as grocery stores began to close says he just wanted a bite to eat before heading home.
“We're just getting something to eat. This is the only place open. We're hungry," said Deavante Robinson.
The Mayor's spokesperson also added as the temperatures drop late Monday night, the city does have plans to enforce citations for those who aren't following the stay-at-home order.