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Eunice mayor closes city parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities

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.

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Eunice had first positive COVID-19 test; death reported in St. Landry Parish

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.

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Public closings, phone numbers, websites, emails

Eunice City Hall
offices closing,
but staff available
by phone
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,

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LED opens COVID-19 help desk for Louisiana businesses

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 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.

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Pvt. Pat Dawsonhassell, a 20-year-old Lake Charles resident with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, screens patients at a COVID 19 mobile testing site at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana, March 26, 2020. (U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie)

Guard assisting with COVID 19 testing in Lafayette, Lake Charles

The Louisiana National Guard, as directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, has activated over 660 soldiers and airmen so far, not to include full-time Guardsmen, to assist with the COVID-19 response, as of March 26.
The number of Guardsmen activated and equipment utilized is anticipated to increase until the situation is stabilized.


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