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Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Moves into Phase 2 Operations

Post Date:06/05/2020


In response to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ June 5 executive order moving the state into Phase 2 reopening guidelines, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s park playgrounds are now open.

Park visitors are encouraged to be safe and follow these tips:

  • Clean surfaces frequently
  • Wear mask or face coverings (for anyone over 2 years of age) when in confined spaces or when in close proximity to others
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from anyone not from your household
  • Practice good personal hygiene; wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer

The splash pads at Prien Lake and River Bluff parks remain closed.

Pavilion rentals will resume Monday, June 8. Renters must observe the 50 percent capacity and 6-foot distancing guidelines as stipulated in Gov. Edwards' order. All rental costs and fees remain unchanged. 

Park amenities such as boat launches, camping, restrooms, picnic gazebos and walking paths remain open.  

Residents and businesses needing services such as occupational licenses, building and development permits and camping spots are encouraged to continue using online features through If in-person services are required at parish facilities, residents are asked to adhere to social distancing requirements, and are encouraged to wear masks in all parish buildings. All employees interacting with the public are required to wear masks, as specified in Gov. Edwards’ executive order.

The American Job Center, 1011 Lakeshore Dr., sixth floor, is still asking residents to make appointments in advance to use computers in the computer lab. Social distancing requirements mean all computers will be self-service. Face masks are recommended. Computers will be sanitized between uses by staff. 

Computer use appointments may be made by calling 337-721-4010. 

Because of social distancing rules, residents seeking assistance may have to wait in line outside the building at six-foot intervals. Staff and security will be on hand to monitor crowd size and to enforce social distancing.

Residents seeking unemployment are advised to use or to call 866-783-5567.  Unemployment assistance is not available at the American Job Center. 

These guidelines will remain in effect until Gov. Edwards issues additional guidance or announces the parameters of Phase 3.  

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