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COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019

 

Transcript for Phone Message from President Jewell - March 31, 2020 here.

IN THE NEWS

President Jewell on WWL Radio - https://wwl.radio.com/media/audio-channel/update-on-st-charles-parish-during-the-coronavirus

President Jewell on WWL TV-https://www.wwltv.com/video/news/health/coronavirus/st-charles-parish-reports-4-cases-of-covid-19/289-4990d9e1-c8fa-4a8b-b646-eb362c055acd

President Jewell on WDSU-https://www.wdsu.com/article/st-charles-parish-president-talks-about-the-4-coronavirus-cases-in-his-parish/31788308#

Latest News:

“It is a somber day knowing more of our residents have died due to COVID-19. Please continue to keep these families and all of our St Charles Parish families dealing with COVID-19 in your thoughts and prayers,” said Parish President Matthew Jewell.

“One thing we know about this virus is that if we stay home we can minimize the spread. We can minimize the number of people needing to be on ventilators. We can minimize the strain this virus is putting on our hospitals and resources. So please, stay home unless it is necessary to leave to get essentials. Continue to wash your hands and check in on your elderly family members. And remember that we will get through this together.”

Office Contact Information

  • Parish President’s Office – (985) 783-5000
  • Clerk of Court – (985) 783-6632
  • Assessor’s Office – (985) 783-6281
  • Registrar of Voters – (985) 783-5120
  • Planning and Zoning – (985) 783-5060
  • Department of Public Works – (985) 783-5102
  • Department of Waterworks – (985) 783-5110
  • Department of Wastewater – (985) 783-5100

All services provided by St. Charles Parish will continue without interruption. The following closures and cancellations remain in effect:

Cancellations:

  • All recreation activities have been postponed
  • All public and private events at the Edward A. Dufrense Community Center
  • Senior Citizen Events

Meeting Cancellations:

  • St. Charles Parish Council Meeting scheduled for Monday April 6, 2020 at 6 pm
  • St. Charles Parish Community Action Advisory Board for Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7 pm

Closures

  • The Registrar of Voters Office, more information can be found here
  • Killona Community Center
  • St. Rose Community Center
  • Boutte Community Outreach Program
  • St. Charles Parish Library (All Branches)
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools 

Click here for a list of restaurants operating during this time

Parish Updates: 

March 25, 2020:

Early today, March 25, Parish President Matthew Jewell and the St. Charles Parish EOC received word that a St. Charles Parish resident has passed away due to the effects of COVID19. “Today is a sad day for all residents in St. Charles Parish as we have learned of the passing of one of our own. I encourage everyone to join me in keeping their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers,” said President Matthew Jewell. “I am encouraging all residents to continue to stay home to limit the spread of the virus.” To date, St. Charles Parish has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and that number is expected to rise. Residents are urged to follow the stay-at-home orders issues by the Governor and only go out for essentials when needed.

March 24, 2020:

Due to the Governor's Executive order, various playground and exercise equipment throughout the parish have been closed until further notice. Park areas will remain open during this time. To read the full list of closures, click here.

March 22, 2020:

President Matthew Jewell urges residents to follow Governor John Bel Edward’s stay-at-home orders effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:30pm. Residents should only leave their home if they need to obtain essential provisions. Essential businesses such as pharmacies, grocery stores, hardware stores, and restaurants providing pick-up and drive through services are permitted to remain open. A full list of essential services can be found here. This is not Martial Law and movement throughout, or between, parishes is not being restricted. 

March 19, 2020

President Matthew Jewell signs executive order to limit and restrict access to the Courthouse and all government buildings to by appointment only effective Monday March 23, 2020 until further notice. Residents needing to conduct business with the courthouse or other government buildings must call ahead of time to make an appointment; additionally, many offices have made adjustments to handle business over the phone. 

March 18, 2020:

Residents have been encouraged to clean hands often; therefore, President Matthew Jewell has directed the St. Charles Parish Water Department to reinstate service to homes that have been disconnected in recent days. No service will be disconnected due to non-payment until further notice; however, residents will continue to be responsible for water usage as well as sewerage and trash services. Payment arrangement plans will be available on a case by case basis when the need arises.

March 15, 2020 

This afternoon, Parish President Jewell and the Emergency Operations Center were notified by the Governor’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Health of another case COVID-19 of a St. Charles parish resident, diagnosed at an Orleans parish facility. The total number of COVID-19 cases in St Charles Parish is now at three (3). HIPAA laws prevent additional information from being provided. 

March 14, 2020 

After a St. Charles Parish resident tested presumptively positive for COVID-19, President Matthew Jewell has declared a state of emergency in St. Charles Parish which will provide access to additional funding and resources made available by the federal government in the event they are needed. Parish Government will continue to operate and maintain public services.

Additional updates to follow.

 

29th Judicial District Court:

For information regarding the 29th Judicial District Court courtroom restrictions due to COVID-19, click here.

St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court:
For information regarding the executive order declared by the Clerk of Court, click here.

 

Resources for Small Business:

St. Charles Economic Development COVID-19 Business Resources, click here.
(this document will be updated frequently as additional resources become available)  

The Louisiana Department of Health has provided businesses with a response plan that can be downloaded below:

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For COVID-19 Small Business Loan Information, click here.

To apply for the Small Business loan, click here. 

 

Resources for SCP Workforce:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has put out information for Louisiana workers below:

Louisiana Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

 

CDC Resources:

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided information on the COVID-19 disease below:

About COVID-19

How COVID-19 Spreads

COVID-19 and Pets

Steps to Prevent Illness

Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Others

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Questions about COVID-19 now being answered by Louisiana 211 statewide network. Fore more information click here.