The Latest on the Coronavirus Outbreak
Track COVID-19
Coronavirus self-checker
Testing sites & info
Vaccine updates
Track COVID-19
Radar
Testing sites & info
Vaccine updates

Shreveport Mayor declares Public Health Emergency

Top Stories

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Mayor Adrian Perkins has declared a Public Health Emergency for the City of Shreveport.

This declaration was filed with the Clerk of Court’s office this afternoon. It takes effect at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 and remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday, May 2.

The Mayor’s Emergency Declaration includes the following order:

“Restaurants, as defined in the Unified Development Code, shall limit their operations to curb-side or drive-thru pickup, with patrons remaining in their vehicles at all times.”

This order comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact between persons.

Currently, there is no vaccine or treatment. Behavioral interventions, such as social distancing, are the most effective measures for slowing the spread of COVID-19 and safeguarding public health.

Limiting restaurants to curb-side or drive-thru pickup further reduces contact between persons and promotes the safety and well-being of Shreveport citizens.

Mayor Perkins said, “As Mayor, my first priority is public safety. We have seen hundreds of our fellow citizens fall ill as a result of this virus, and the numbers continue to rise. We have to do everything in our power to slow the spread and save lives.”

So far, 336 Caddo Parish residents have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Parish Coroner, there have been 12 COVID-19 related deaths.

Stay up to date with the latest news and weather by downloading the Arklatexhomepage News App from the App Store or Google Play.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Your Local Election Headquarters

More Your Local Election HQ
More Check This Out
Loving Living Local 600x600

Don't Miss