Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot announced the closing of the city’s parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities effective today.
The mayor’s order is in compliance with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proclamation about staying at home.
The City of Eunice is committed to Louisiana’s effort of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the citizens of our community, Fontenot stated.
St. Landry Parish has its first reported death from the coronavirus COVID-19, St. Landry Parish has 15 tested cases for the virus and the first positive case is being reported at Eunice’s Acadian Medical Center.
The death and case total for the parish are from the Louisiana Department of Health noon update.
There are no details from the health department about the cases or the death.
There are 4,025 cases in the state, 185 deaths in the state, 1,158 people in hospitals and 385 people are on ventilators.
Positive cases have been found in 59 of the 64 parishes.
Eunice City Hall
but staff available
The following City of Eunice buildings are closed to the public:
The Eunice City Hall at 300 South 2nd Street
The Eunice Library at South 2nd Street and Park Avenue
The Depot Museum and the CFMA Hall of Fame on C.C. Duson Street (La. 13).
Mayor Scott Fontenot announced the action is being taken on the recommendation of the State and guidelines for prevention of the spread of COVID-19, Employees will still be in office and able to assist the public by phone,
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development announced the opening of an LED help desk that provides email and hotline support for Louisiana businesses impacted by COVID-19.
For COVID-19 business questions, LED may be reached at LEDbiz@la.gov or via the toll-free hotline, 833-457-0531. The COVID-19 hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. High call volumes might result in delays. Callers are encouraged to keep trying, leave a voice mail or contact LED via email.