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All Vermilion Parish libraries closed due to COVID19 quarantine of employees

Due to the number of Vermilion Parish Library employees quarantined for COVID 19, the library will be closed from Tuesday, Aug. 4 through Monday, Aug. 17.
All branches will re-open on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at their regularly scheduled hours. Branches will only open for curbside pickup and drive-thru in Abbeville.
According to a spokesperson for the library, “No one on staff at any branch of the Vermilion Parish Library has tested positive for COVID 19, we are closing to quarantine for 14 days due to possible exposure.”

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Six businesses in Vermilion Parish violate employees wearing mask order

Six Vermilion Parish businesses failed inspections in July after being warned for violating face mask covering order for employees.
According to records from the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office, Kaplan had three businesses while Gueydan, Maurice and Erath had each one.
Abbeville, the largest city in the parish, did not have one business fail the inspection.
Lafayette had eight businesses with violations, while New Iberia and Crowley had each five.

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Accident causes lights to go out in Abbeville

As much as half of Abbeville lost power early Thursday morning.
An electrical crew from the city responded around 4 a.m. after a crash, near Super 1 Foods, on the La. 14 Bypass, which led to damage to two primary electrical lines. The crew had power restored around 6 a.m.
“It was a major outage,” Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said. “Most of the south and east sides of the city were affected. Our electrical superintendent said it was close to half the town.
“That is around 2,000 customers.”



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Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

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219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542