Information and Updates related to COVID-19

March 23-Mayor’s Statement Regarding Governor Edward’s statewide Public Public Health Executive Order 2020-1

Message from Mayor regarding COVID-19 – March 18

Message from Mayor regarding City Hall Closures and Services – March 16

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 public
  • The city of Opelousas administration are 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 drop box is available for payments, but no cash payments will be accepted Call 337-948-2520 for questions.

Schools/Business

St. Landry Parish School Superintendent says students will return to schools April 20, 2020 

St. Landry Parish School Lunches will be distributed from three sites. Opelousas Junior High, Lawtell Elementary and Central Middle School in Eunice will serve lunches between 11 am-2 pm each weekday.  Any student in the parish in need of lunches may pick up a meal at these locations during these times. The student must be present. Lunches will be brought out to the cars. Volunteers who want to help distribute the meals should sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/4AXLE.

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/.

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

  • Chamber Lunch & Learn on March 19th is postponed
  • 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. 

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.

Resources

Regional/State

St. Landry Parish School Board

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Louisiana Department of Health

One Acadiana – COVID 19 Business Resources & Guidance

Important Hotline Numbers for the Public – 211

National

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Allegry and Infectious Diseases

U.S. Small Business Administration