CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Keep up to date with the latest updates from Parish President Chester Cedars on COVID-19
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April 29, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars April 29, 2021 9:30 A.M. On April 27, 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Executive Order 79 JBE 2021 which again removes many capacity restrictions which have heretofore existed. Moreover, as I previously reported,...

April 28, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars April 28, 2021 9:45 A.M. LIFTING OF MASK MANDATE EXECUTIVE ORDER 79 JBE 2021 Yesterday, the Governor issued a revised Executive Order 79 JBE 2021 which substantially eliminates most of the restrictions which have been...

April 1, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars April 1, 2021 9:00 A.M. On March 30, 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Executive Order 66 JBE 2021 which substantially removes most of the capacity restrictions which have heretofore existed. I have read the Order and...

March 24, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars March 24, 2021 2:30 P.M. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, the percent positivity rate for St. Martin Parish for the last week was 6.30%. This is the second consecutive week that the Parish’s positivity rate...

March 10, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

According to the data just released by the Louisiana Department of Health, St. Martin Parish’s positivity rate for the last two consecutive weeks has been 4.5% and 3.5%.  Therefore, Parish President Chester R. Cedars has notified officials with the State of Louisiana...

March 3, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars March 3, 2021 3:00 P.M. Yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Executive Order 29 JBE 2021 which moves the state back into Phase 3 with less restrictions than set forth in his previous Phase 3 Orders. Essentially,...

February 18, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars February 18, 2021 4:00 P.M. In one of his most recent proclamations, 17 JBE 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards reaffirmed his prior declarations that bars, “with or without a food service permit from the Louisiana Department...

St. Martin Parish Vaccination Site-February 18, 2021

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Oschner Lafayette General would be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Cecilia Civic Center on February 18, 2021, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  The informational sheet set forth outlines the steps which must be followed in order...

February 5, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars February 5, 2021 11:00 A.M. The supply of vaccine for COVID-19 is increasing although it is not at the rate or in the amounts I was hoping. Nonetheless the vaccination sites in our Parish are as follows: Hollier’s Family...

January 20, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

Extracts from the Parish President's Report of January 19, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATIONS I have attended several conferences with state officials relative to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. As a result, I am reticent to make any statements about the vaccines...

December 15, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars December 15, 2020 12:00 P.M.   LATEST ON VACCINES During a conference call yesterday with representatives of the Louisiana Department of Health, I received an update on the COVID-19 vaccines about which there have...

November 25, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars November 25, 2020 8:30 A.M. Yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Executive Order 168 JBE 2020 which imposes more restrictions than set forth in his previous Phase 3 Orders. The current edict is being referred to as...

November 20, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars November 20, 2020 11:30 A.M. THE THIRD SURGE We have been advised by the Governor’s Office and White House Task Force that our state, and nation, are experiencing a “third surge” in the COVID-19 Pandemic battle. The facts...

October 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars October 23, 2020 9:30 A.M.   Yesterday, by virtue of Executive Order 143 JBE 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards amended his previous Phase 3 Orders to allow 50% capacity at outdoor elementary and secondary school-aged...

September 30, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

  DECLARATION PERMITTING RE-OPENING OF BARS WHEREAS, by virtue of Executive Order Number 25 JBE 2020, issued on March 11, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a Public Health Emergency for the State of Louisiana as a result of the outbreak of a respiratory...

September 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars September 23, 2020 4:00 P.M. In one of his most recent proclamations, 117 JBE 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards allowed Louisiana to enter into Phase 3. However, he declared that bars and lounges must remained closed;...

Halloween 2020

Parish President Chester Cedars confirmed that trick-or-treat activities associated with Halloween is NOT prohibited by the Proclamation 117 JBE 2020, the latest Executive Order (Phase 3) of Governor John Bel Edwards. In discussing the issue with the Louisiana State...

September 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars September 16, 2020 6:00 P.M. As everyone is aware, on September 11, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Executive Order 117 JBE 2020 which allows the State of Louisiana to enter what is referred to as “Phase 3". One...

September 11, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars September 11, 2020 3:30 P.M. The Governor has announced the parameters of Phase 3 restrictions. As soon as he officially releases his proclamation, I will outline it and post a summary thereof based upon the actual terms...

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