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Vernon Parish COVID-19 Update

Vernon Parish Police Jury
Leesville Daily Leader

“Governor Edwards has extended his Stay at Home Order through April 30, 2020. The Vernon Parish Police Jury, the Vernon Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to continue to follow the guidelines put in place by the federal and state governments. 

  • Stay at home as much as possible and limit your interactions with people outside of your household 

  • Limit the number of trips that you take for essentials – 1 person, once a week.

  • The Centers for Disease Control recommends that you wear a face covering when going  to crowded public places – such as grocery stores 

  • Stay at least six (6) feet apart from others while in public 

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds 

  • Do not visit friends and family if there is no urgent need – if you do, practice safe social distancing 

  • Do not visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites 

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: 

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing depression, fear, anxiety, or thoughts of suicide there are a number of resources available during this time of crisis. This is a difficult time for everyone, please reach out to someone - call a friend, a family member, or try one of these help lines.

  •  Keep Calm During Covid-19: 1-866-310-7977 

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 

  • Centers for Disease Control Disaster Distress Helpline: call 1-800-985-5990, text 

  • TalkWithUs to 66746, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life- coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html 

  •  National Domestic Violence Hotline: call 1-800-799-7233 

COVID-19 Resources: 

  • Louisiana Department of Public Health: http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/ o COVID-19 questions are being answered by the Louisiana 211 Network – dial 211 or  text 898-211 

  • Centers for Disease Control: https://coronavirus.gov 

  • World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel- coronavirus-2019 

Do your part. Stay at home. Only go out for essentials. Do not congregate. Practice social distancing.”