NEW ORLEANS — The following parishes have imposed a curfew during the 'Stay at Home' order from the governor. Here is the information we have:
Slidell: The city of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish will be under a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Friday night, the city's police department said.
The curfew was announced because of "significant amounts of police-related issues during the late evening and early morning hours," according to a Facebook post from the Slidell Police Department.
The overnight calls have been bringing officers into contact with various residents, potentially exposing them to COVID-19, the post said.
Plaquemines Parish: Plaquemines Parish officials have ordered a nightly parish-wide curfew from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. It will remain in effect until further notice to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The sheriff's office urged all residents to abide by the curfew. Only law enforcement, emergency personnel and those traveling to and from a medical facility or work are allowed to be out during curfew hours.
“With mostly all essential businesses in the parish closed by 10 p.m., this curfew will allow us to provide the necessary security to all the residents that are abiding by the shelter in place order,” said sheriff Jerry Turlich.
Terrebonne Parish: The curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in effect until further notice. Only employees working for companies or businesses listed as essential by the office of the Governor are allowed to travel during curfew hours. Be prepared to be stopped and state where you are going to or coming from if you are on the roads between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Proof of employment in an essential business or industry has been issued by some employers. This is not required, although it can be helpful.
St. James: 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. until other notice is given. All pedestrian and vehicular movement will be prohibited during these hours except for travel associated with fire, police, emergency, hospital and the operation of essential services.
St. John the Baptist: Authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish announced a curfew on all residents starting Wednesday night after a surge in coronavirus disease cases reported there.
Sheriff Mike Tregre said the curfew be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day “due to the imminent threat to the life and health of citizens of St. John Parish by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The sheriff said essential workers are exempt from the curfew and can travel to and from work during the curfew hours. Essential businesses are also allowed to stay open past the start of the curfew.
Washington Parish: A nightly, parish-wide curfew is now in effect for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic in Washington Parish, the sheriff announced Wednesday.
The curfew will be enforced from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. every night, effective immediately. It includes both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, said sheriff Randy Seal.
Only law enforcement, emergency personnel and those travelling to and from work or too and from a medical facility are exempt from the curfew.
Grand Isle: A curfew is now in effect for Grand Isle, as well as vehicle check points for everyone entering the town.
The curfew is in effect nightly from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
There safety of our residents is a top priority and our medical services are limited, which is why we are putting these extra measures in place," said Mayor David Camardelle.
Only residents camp owners and out-of-town workers will be allowed on the island and will have to show proof of such status at the checkpoints.
Louisiana reported 273 deaths and 6,424 cases of the coronavirus disease Wednesday afternoon.