St. Tammany Parish Government Shares COVID-19 Updates
Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President, and Clarence Powe, Director of the St. Tammany Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, held a news briefing to discuss closure updates that will affect the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, St. Tammany Parish Government buildings including the Koop Drive Campus, and the Tyler Street Complex will be completely closed to the general public. The Department of Animal Services will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 including no animal intakes or adoptions. Fosters who need supplies or vaccines should call Animal Services at 985-809-0183, and they will arrange an appointment. The St. Tammany Parish Justice Center is closed to the public with the exception of emergency courts, the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office, and the Clerk of Court. The Towers Building will be closed to the public completely, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All public meetings are postponed pursuant to Parish Government’s Emergency Declaration. Officials are asking that all other Parish business be done online or by phone. Camp Salmen Nature Park and the Kids Konnection Playground are closed. Parish officials are working closely with St. Tammany Corp. to determine what economic needs the Parish will face and what resources can be available moving forward. St. Tammany Parish Government remains activated at Emergency Operations level.
“We know there will be a definite impact to our local business community, and we will work with economic organizations to minimize that impact,” said Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish Government. “I will continue to work with State and Federal officials to get these much-needed resources for our business community.”
Parish Officials also announced several closures from other municipalities, as well as other agencies in St. Tammany Parish, all of which are listed at www.stpgov.org.
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