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Administrative Day cancelled
The Eunice Rotary Club has cancelled its annual Administrative Professionals’ Day scheduled for the end of April.
With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and much discussion and many weeks of planning the Rotary has decided to cancel the event.

Eunice Symphony Orchestra postponed
The Eunice Symphony Orchestra, now in its 19th year, is gearing up for its concert, “Classics by Candlelight.”
However with the conornavirus the orchestra made a decision to posposed the April concert to a later date.

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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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Blood drive planned at Church Point
A blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Le Parc du Vieux Depot, 102 Church St., Church Point
A LifeShare bus will be present.
Due to social distancing mandates, donors are asked to schedule online a lifeshare.org.
If assistance is needed, contact Laurie Desoto-Lacombe at laurie.lacombe@lifeshare.org or call 337-656-9120.

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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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Phone: 337-457-3061
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