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Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot

Eunice mayor declares state of emergency for the city

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot announced he has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Eunice.
In an email this afternoon, Fontenot stated, “This declaration has been made to follow in line with the federal and state declarations of emergency.”
The declaration:
- puts the Mayor’s emergency authority itemized in law into effect;
- triggers emergency bidding, contracting, and purchasing procedures;
- establishes the incident period for the municipality, which may vary from the parish; and

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Louisiana Department of Health updates coronavirus cases

The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
As of noon on March 26, the Department reported 510 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 2,305 positive cases. Important to note are the increases in Caddo Parish (additional 22 cases, bringing the total to 115) and Bossier Parish (additional 25 cases, bringing the total to 32), which the Department and Governor’s Office are monitoring closely.

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File weekly for unemployment benefits

For an individual to receive their weekly unemployment benefits, they must file their Weekly Certification by Sunday of each week they are unemployed.
Filing your Weekly Certification can be compared to filling out a weekly timesheet.
Although Governor John Bel Edwards signed Executive Order 2020-30 to waive the job search requirement, individuals must still let the Louisiana Workforce Commission know, weekly, that he or she is still unemployed and that their situation has not changed.


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Eunice, LA 70535
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