Thursday, April 8, 2021
I hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable Easter weekend. I know many of our citizens spent the holiday with family and friends while continuing to maintain personal responsibility. We saw this firsthand when the Louisiana Department of Health released the latest numbers showing St. Tammany Parish at 2.2 percent positivity rate.
We are continuing to make progress as we move through the recently modified Phase III. If you are a local business owner and are working to reopen safely, I encourage you to follow the guidelines set forth by the State Fire Marshal’s Office in opensafely.la.gov.
The Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health, along with the Louisiana National Guard, will host a drive-thru, Johnson & Johnson Community Vaccination Event tomorrow, Friday, April 9th. The event will take place at the St. Tammany Parish Fair Grounds in Covington from 9a.m. – 5p.m., by appointment only. You may schedule your appointment by calling (985) 543-4880 or by filling out your form here.
My top priority is the health and safety of our community and that is why I am encouraging anyone who wishes to receive the vaccine to do so. Community Vaccine events — such as the one tomorrow — are making vaccinations more readily available. Let us continue working together to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy.
As always, should you have questions or if I may be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Michael B. Cooper