Dear City of New Roads residents,
The threat of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is causing great concern for many in the community. I want to take the time to assure you that we are taking appropriate precautions. There have been one positive presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson Parish. However, the case is being identified as ‘positive presumptive’ until confirmed by CDC.
. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a recent press conference that he has established a COVID-19 Task Force which includes Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Public Health as well as other state and federal agencies. The threat in our city remains low and we are taking measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors.
. I will be working diligently with Gov. Edwards, other state, federal, and healthcare officials to provide you with the most current and accurate information. For updated information please continue to monitor our website and the state and federal resource links provided. State and Federal protocols will be followed in order to ensure the best health and safety of our community.While COVID-19 is an evolving public health threat, based on current information, there is no need for anyone to panic or take out-of-the-ordinary preventative actions.
.Everyone should use these practices to keep themselves safe:
•Wash hands frequently
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick
•Stay home when you are sick
•Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For more information about the coronavirus, visit the state Department of Public Health and The Centers for Disease Control websites.
Thank you to all residents for your understanding as we strive to maintain a healthy environment for our residents.
Mayor Cornell Dukes