The City of Natchitoches has been notified by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office that Louisiana remains in Phase 3 and the statewide mask mandate is still in place despite misinformation shared over the last several days.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has provided the following information to registered businesses in order to update businesses on the current status of the public health emergency and the associated guidelines for being open.
The Governor’s public health emergency order remains in effect at this time and we are asking the public and area businesses to continue to adhere to those guidelines. Business owners can visit http://www.opensafely.gov to register their business and/or view the guidelines associated with being open and doing so safely. Enforcement efforts do continue across the state for the safety of your customers and staff.
The mitigations that have been put in place are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and our new case counts and new test positivity remain lower than our neighboring states.
On behalf of the City, thank you to all the business owners who have adhered to the guidelines during this public health emergency and committed to remain open safely. In the City, calls are fielded on a daily basis in response to COVID-19 and the mitigation efforts being taken to ensure public safety on a local level. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Natchitoches remains a team effort for our citizens, business and local officials.
For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 318-352-2772.