Officials from the Vermilion Parish Police Jury and parish municipalities remind citizens of the following information regarding the Covid-19 state of emergency in Vermilion Parish.
Under Governor Edwards’ emergency declarations, essential businesses are allowed to operate, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Certain other businesses, in which social distancing is not possible, must remain closed during the emergency, currently until April 30, 2020.
These include hair salons, barber shops, bars, theaters, and on premises consumption of food and beverages at restaurants. The complete list may be viewed on the State of Louisiana’s website.
Parish businesses that don’t fall into the above categories may operate as long as they follow the guidelines contained in the Governor’s declaration, such as operating with essential employees only, minimum contact with the public, social distancing, and the limit of 10 persons inside the business at any one time. These guidelines have not changed, and remain in place until April 30, 2020.
Police Jury President Dane Hebert and parish mayors urge residents to continue to follow the advice of elected officials and health experts to limit the spread of Covid-19, and so that our parish and municipalities will be better positioned when the restrictions begin to be eased.