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Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon’s Message On the Latest Governor’s Proclamation Regarding Covid-19 Mitigation Measures Including Mandatory Face Coverings

On Saturday July 11, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards released Proclamation 89-20, which included additional Covid-19 mitigation measures including the closure of bars and crowd size limitations at indoor facilities. The proclamation also included the requirement for the wearing of facial covers (masks covering the mouth and nose) at any commercial establishment and government buildings open to the public whether indoor or outdoor where strict social distancing cannot be maintained.

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to members of the media at LSU on July 14, 2020.
By David Jacobs | The Center Square

VP Mike Pence urges schools reopening, pledges federal support for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana is better positioned to safely hold in-person classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic now than it was in March or April, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday.
Though coronavirus infections again are rising statewide, not reopening schools is too risky for students to be considered, federal officials said.
“The people of Louisiana know how to slow the spread. They know how to flatten the curve,” Pence said. “We’re with you, and we’re going to be with you every step of the way.”

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Governor says you have to wear a mask

The Governor’s Office has provided more detailed information on the mandatory mask mandate and closure of bars that was announced Saturday afternoon.
This past Saturday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19.

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UL Lafayette announces fall semester calendar changes

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will begin its Fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17.
The earlier start date is one of several changes the University has made to its academic calendar as it prepares for the safe resumption of on-campus instruction and housing and residential life in the fall.
The last day of classes is Friday, Nov. 20.
Final exams will conclude on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Fall break, originally scheduled for Oct. 1-2, has been canceled.
Fall 2020 Commencement will be Tuesday, Dec. 8; details about the ceremony will be forthcoming.

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Vermilion Parish has its sixth COVID-19 death; number of cases reaches 238

State health officials are reporting one new death in Vermilion Parish that is related to COVID-19.
The number of deaths from coronavirus in Vermilion Parish is now six.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), there are also 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the parish, bringing the total to 238 since the state began a tally in March. There were nine new cases reported on Sunday, June 28, after the state added 35 cases on Friday. That state did not report cases on Saturday, due to a planned power outage.



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