Information about City Hall Closures and Services

City of Opelousas:

  • All city buildings are now closed to the public
  • Opelousas Police Dept. says Police Dept. operational but lobby closed to the public
  • The city of Opelousas administration is taking the necessary preventative measures to keep its citizens, employees, and its buildings safe. The city is open for business, however, no business will be conducted inside its buildings or city hall. All transactions/payments will now be done through the drive-through window on the west side of City Hall, 105 N. Main St, online services on the city’s website (cityofopelousas.com). The dropbox is available for payments, but no cash payments will be accepted Call 337-948-2520 for questions.

Schools

Parents are urged to watch local media and to check regularly for updates with the school board website, https://www.slpsb.org/ and its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stlandryparishschoolboard/.

Business

St. Landry Parish Economic Development 
Link to Resources and Business Survey

  • Here’s a survey for local businesses from SLED to let economic development know how recent events are affecting your business.
    The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Click here for more info. 

National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guide

Restaurants

Opelousas Travel and St. Landry Parish Tourism have partnered to make a list of restaurants of St. Landry Parish that are offering take-out and delivery options. Click here to view this list.

Travel/Events

Governor Edwards announces ban of gatherings of 50 or more – March 15

Louisiana casinos are shutting down at midnight and will close until at least April 13

For event cancellations, see St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission Center.

Family Strong Foundation has a limited amount of emergency food vouchers. Please feel free to forward this message. They can complete a survey at Family Strong Foundation EFSP program https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DNQRKKP or by calling 337-290-3723. 

As of March 15, 2020.  At this time, there is no option for emergency/disaster SNAP.  However, if you are not already a SNAP recipient and have a food need, we encourage you to apply for benefits online.  There is no need to visit a DCFS office.  You can apply online or by mail/fax.  For more information, text GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898-211, visit the DCFS website at www.dcfs.la.gov/getSNAP, email LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov or call 1-888-524-3578 Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Grants/Funding

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)  – offers a new grant program through the Louisiana Culture Care Fund. Providing emergency relief funding for 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations in Louisiana impacted by the COVID-19.  https://www.leh.org/louisianaculturecarefund/

Resources

Local

Guidelines for Outdoor-Religious Services – State Fire Marshal

Guidelines for Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

Corona-Virus Related Unemployment Insurance

One Acadiana – COVID 19 Business Resources & Guidance

St. Landry Parish School Board

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Regional/State