Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment issues Emergency Declaration

After consulting with emergency management professionals, local law enforcement officials and most importantly local medical professionals, I feel it is my duty as Parish President to issue an Emergency Declaration in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Though there is no playbook for this type of emergency and I, like most people, have more questions than answers, I am convinced that slowing the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 is critical. Therefore, I have decided, per Governor Edwards Proclamation 27 JBE 2020, to cancel all events in Ascension Parish with crowds greater than 250, which will include this weekend’s Lamar Dixon Sportsman Show and Bulls, Bands & Barrels events.

My staff will continue to work through the weekend to develop a plan to protect parish employees, so that critical government services can continue to be provided and the citizens of Ascension Parish are protected.