FACEMASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER COURTHOUSE

President John Richmond would like to inform all Parish residents that beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 and extending until further notice, all persons entering the Courthouse will be required to wear a facial covering, i.e., a mask, bandana, etc. This requirement is consistent with the guidelines established by Governor John Bel Edwards for the Phase 1 reopening for the state. Everyone entering the Courthouse will also be encouraged to adhere to social distancing guidelines meant to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Questions about Courthouse policies during the Phase 1 reopening can be directed to the Parish Government at (318) 352-2714.


12 thoughts on “FACEMASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER COURTHOUSE

  1. Cloth masks are not designed to prevent the spread of disease. If they were medical professionals would be wearing them. Not the n95 mask. Any why doesn’t our wonderful governor wear one?

  2. Good old ignorant people of Louisiana! The numbers in most places going down even in NYC but not Louisiana still going up because people CAN’T follow the simplest recommended safety measures.
    THEY NOT TAKING MY RIGHTS I AIN’T PUTTING NO DARN MASK I DON’T CARE IF IT SPREADS AND KILLS PEOPLE! IDIOTS

  3. When I wear a mask it is not to conceal who I am. My intent is not to give candy to children as a pedophile. I am not hiding my identity in order to steal, rape or to commit any harm to another individual. I am trying to prevent the spread of an air borne infections. Why are you people trying to fight this? What is in it for you? What is in it for people to wear a mask to prevent the suffering and deaths of older and immunity impaired citizens?

  4. Has anyone noticed that its bureaucrats mandating the masks and not medical professionals? The complete silence from the medical community speaks volumes. Ask any doctor or nurse, offline, what they think of the public wearing masks.

    • Tiny green frogs: How many nurses, doctors or other medical professionals did you ask the question of the need for masks in order to control the spread of air borne viral infections?

    • RN here and I’m wearing mine. So is every doctor and nurse I have seen this past week since my husband broke his hip and had to have surgery.

      • I didn’t ask who was wearing masks, I asked how many medical professionals will tell you that they filter out COVID. Nana, you’re a nurse, you should know exactly how masks work, why surgeons & staff wear them, and what they will & won’t filter. No one wants granny to die, that’s a cheap, lazy, shaming comment for those who don’t want a factual discussion.
        BTW, I hopped out of my cave long enough to ask at least a dozen medical professionals in my circle.

    • Tiny Green Frogs, your statement that medical professionals are not mandating masks is completely erroneous. I had to go to the doctor a few days ago and the entire staff wore masks. Our state’s health advisors, including Dr. Alex Billioux, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, has noted that we should wear masks at all times in public, and that Phase One does NOT mean you should go out any time you want to. I don’t know who “your” health officials that you asked are, but the ones I know are all about wearing masks. Let me ask you this: do you think a place of business should be able to dictate policies such as dress codes, etc.? If so, you should not be upset if a place of business–or a public office, requires standards before entry. In this situation, masks are required, and you can choose to either follow that business or office’s rules–or go somewhere else.

  5. 2011 Louisiana Laws
    Revised Statutes
    TITLE 14 — Criminal law
    RS 14:313 — Masks or hoods, wearing in public places prohibited; penalty; exceptions; permit to conduct mardi gras festivities, how obtained; wearing of hoods, masks, or disguises or giving of candy or other gifts by sex offenders

    Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 14:313
    §313. Masks or hoods, wearing in public places prohibited; penalty; exceptions; permit to conduct Mardi Gras festivities, how obtained; wearing of hoods, masks, or disguises or giving of candy or other gifts by sex offenders

    A. No person shall use or wear in any public place of any character whatsoever, or in any open place in view thereof, a hood or mask, or anything in the nature of either, or any facial disguise of any kind or description, calculated to conceal or hide the identity of the person or to prevent his being readily recognized.

    B. Whoever violates this Section shall be imprisoned for not less than six months nor more than three years.

    • Danny, re-read the last line of A. “…calculated to conceal or hide the identity of the person or to prevent his being readily recognized.” This law is talking about someone wearing a mask so s/he won’t be recognized, not masks designed to prevent the spread of disease. The difference is the intention of the wearer.

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