Parish President provides update on Parish, Courthouse operations

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Parish President John Richmond published two videos to his Facebook page to present updated information on Parish operations during the Covid-19 outbreak as the state works to comply with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, which went into effect yesterday, March 23, at 5 pm.

All things associated with the Parish are running and the courthouse will be up and operational starting Tuesday, March 24. The Tax Assessor and Registrar of Voters Offices are closed but if you call and leave a message, they’re checking their voicemails. They’re also checking emails from home. The Clerk of Court’s Office has limited its hours to 9 am – 1 pm. If you have needs outside those hours call them. Please call before coming to the Courthouse to make sure the person you need to see if available. Planning and Zoning and the Office of Community Service are also operating. The Highway Department and the Solid Waste Department are working with unchanged schedules.

Everyone is working to continue providing the usual services residents are accustomed to. These services will continue to be provided until state and national leaders require the Parish to limit or cease them for the health and safety of everyone. The assistance of citizens is crucial during this time. You can lessen the spread of Covid-19.

#1 Read and follow the instructions of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order (SEE BELOW)

#2 If you have official business at the court house call first at 352-2714 as hours and access may be limited

#3 Listen often and closely to the news. Guidance is changing daily as the virus spreads and contaminated areas are formed. Being informed and up to date and having accurate information is almost as important as being safe yourself

#4 Be safe in all you do. Be calm in all your actions. Be kind to everyone in need. Be compassionate to all those whose path you cross. We will get through this and Natchitoches Parish will be stronger when this pandemic ends. It’s very important for you to take care of yourself and those who are important to you.

The Magnolia Minute
Natchitoches Parish Journal
318-354-4000 #6