Leesville announces COVID-19 closures

Micah Pickering | Staff Reporter
Leesville Daily Leader

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused many closures, and event postponements. The City of Leesville is not exempt to the negative ramifications of the rising number of cases statewide. The City of Leesville recently made the following announcement regarding the accessibility of City Hall going forward:

“Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, City Hall will be closed to the public beginning June 30th until further notice. Utility payments may be made online, by phone, mail or drop box. If you must come into the office, phone 337-239-2444 to make an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and please follow the CDC guidelines to do your part in assisting to reduce the number of cases.”

The pandemic has affected many recreational outlets as well. The Leesville Municipal Golf Course also made an announcement regarding it’s status in the immediate future:

“Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, effective Tuesday, June 30th the Leesville Municipal Golf Course and park area and tennis courts will be closed until further notice. Please follow CDC guidelines, including the 6 ft. distancing, to ensure that we do as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID.”

The Louisiana Department of Health has offered the following tips when it comes to slowing the spread of the virus:

  1. Defend Against COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Recognize the symptoms. Cover your cough. Wash your hands. Stay home especially if you are sick.

  2. Maintain a Social Distance of 6ft. Social distancing means keeping 6ft. of physical space between yourself and others. This helps to prevent the spread of illness. 

  3. Stay home if you are sick. If you are sick, stay home. Especially if you have a fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to isolate yourself to one room and stay away from others in the household.

For more information on mitigation and virus prevention methods, citizens are directed to log on to cdc.gov/coronavirus. For more information on the number of cases in Louisiana, citizens are also directed to log on ldh.gov/coronavirus.