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Know Coronavirus COVID-19

City of New Roads 2020 Coronavirus Disease – COVID-19 Response


Updated 3-12-20

Mayor Cornell Dukes understand our residents are concerned about COVID-19, known as the coronavirus.  We want to assure our residents that we are taking appropriate precautions. Mayor Dukes is working diligently with Gov. John Bel Edwards, along with State and Federal Health Officials to provide you with the most current and accurate information.  We will continue to keep you updated as more information is provided.  For updated information please continue to monitor our website and the state and federal resource links provided.


Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call ahead to a health care professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. Tell your health care professional about your recent travel or contact. Your health care professional will work with the State Health Department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

For more information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick, visit


Everyone can play a part in responding to this emerging, rapidly evolving public health threat. It is currently flu and respiratory disease season and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccine and taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. This includes:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect recently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.


24-Hour Public Hotline — 1-800-222-1222. Trained health care professionals are standing by to answer your questions about COVID-19. The call is free.

For handouts and posters on the coronavirus to share with your coworkers, family and friends, please visit the CDC at:

Information for Travel. At this time, the CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel to China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. Updated travel information specific to COVID-19 can be found at:

Louisiana Department of Health. Louisiana Cases

We will present you with updated information as it becomes available to us, and we assure you that we will actively collaborate with our partners in health at the state and federal levels.


As of March 16, 2020

Respecting social distancing guidelines there are a few cancellations.

City of New Roads
City Council Meeting scheduled Tuesday, March 17, 2020-CANCELLED

Rental of Scott Civic Center- SUSPENDED til further notice

We are continually expanding our efforts to protect the our residents.




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