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March 16, 2020 12:59 PM

COVID-19 Updates

Despite concerns and unknowns over COVID-19, we want residents to know the City of DeRidder will continue to operate as usual.
Officials are working with federal, state and local partners to closely monitor the situation and keep residents updated.
Frequent hand washing, sanitizing, staying home if you feel ill and social-distancing are common sense measures you’ve been hearing about and we all should practice.
Misinformation is causing much panic. Please say up-to-date on the latest information from verified, reliable sources.
Officials will, however, be making some modifications for the safety of the public and employees as we continue to conduct business.
Our lobby will be open but residents are asked to mail water payments, pay them online, use our drop box or kiosk. Late fees will not be assessed and all fees accrued from credit card payments made after Friday, March 13, 2020 will be credited to your April bill.
As for questions about holding events, refer to the Governor’s March 13, 2020 declaration and guidance.
If you have questions or concerns about city operations, call 337-462-8900. If you have an emergency after hours, call 911.
For more information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s site at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. To receive state updates on COVID-19, visit http://www.ldh.la.gov/. Louisiana residents can also call 211 for COVID-19 information.

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Latest Update:

March 22, 2020 4:55 PM

Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced that a statewide "Stay at Home Order" will be in effect starting at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23.

Once again, don’t panic. Be vigilant. Stay home, wash your hands and sanitize. As we receive information, we will keep you updated.

Read the Governor’s full order HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/JBE-33-2020.pdf

Read the news release HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2427

See the graphics presentation HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/covid/govCV19Brief-2.pdf

Please see the specifics on closures and restrictions in the above order and release.

The Governor added that residents should avoid getting out and about today and Monday as well. Edwards said, “Stay home every minute that you can.” He said the less people there are to treat, the less chance the state’s healthcare workers and resources will be overwhelmed. "Be selfless, be good neighbors and be good Louisianians.”

According to state officials, the order is set to expire at the end of the night on Sunday, April 12. The Governor will re-evaluate the need for the statewide order and other mitigation measures currently in place to determine if they need to be extended beyond April 12.


• The DeRidder City Hall lobby will be closed to the public. Water payments can be made by mail, online, by drop-box or kiosk.
• All city playgrounds will be closed. Walking trails, however, will remain open.
• The city’s public transit system will be closed.

Residents, please take these mitigation measures very seriously. Your health, your family’s health and our community depend upon it.

Find more information from state officials, HERE: https://gov.louisiana.gov. Louisiana residents can also call 211 for COVID-19 information.

Find the CDC Coronavirus site HERE: https://www.cdc.gov.

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March 21, 2020 4:26 PM

March 21, 2020
Local officials have been notified by the state that there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in Beauregard Parish.
This is not the time for residents to panic. It is time to be vigilant about following the guidelines and recommendations from state and federal officials in order to help keep you and your family healthy. These are the measures you’ve been hearing everyone speak of: Stay home, social distance, wash your hands frequently and sanitize. Do these things and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
Officials are getting daily guidance and information from state and federal partners. We will continue passing that information along to you.
One of the most important things you can do is to get your information from verified, reliable sources. There is a lot of misinformation being spread via social media. Spread facts, not fear.
Beauregard Parish is a strong community with a history of working together in the hardest of times. We’re good neighbors. Let’s all work together now to keep our community healthy.

March 19, 2020 4:47 PM

Effective immediately, the DeRidder Police Department’s lobby will have limited public access due to the need for social-distancing in response to COVID-19.

Officials are asking residents to utilize online capabilities for records, complaints, crash reports or other necessary documents.

Staff will work with residents so they do not have to physically come in.

For questions and coordination, call the records department at 337-462-8941. Leave a message if you don’t get an answer.

Temporary hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 7 a.m. to noon if a personal meeting is necessary. Call first, however, as most requests can probably be handled over the phone.

For crash reports, visit: http://policereports.lexisnexis.com/.

For complaint forms, access the link on the department’s webpage, click on “Report Request Form,” fill out the information and the records clerk will get back with you: https://www.cityofderidder.org/FormCenter.

Background checks will be handled normally but during the records hours. Please call before coming.

In addition, for any public information requests, call the records department at 337-462-8941 during the temporary records hours and speak with the records clerk.

*If you have a need to file a criminal complaint, please call 337-462-8911 and speak with the communications officer. Staff will then contact you by phone if a personal visit is necessary.

For emergencies, call 911.