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COVID-19 Updates

Temporary Suspension of Family & Volunteer Visitation

 

Effective March 13, 2020, the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center has suspended Family and Volunteer Visitation of detained you for a minimum of the next 30 days.  This means that only officers of the court, law enforcement, and other personnel conducting official business will have visiting access to youth.  In addition, a pre-screen is being implemented for youth who are presented by law enforcement for admission into detention; with possible infected youth being referred for medical clearance.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our facility at 985-893-6292.

To view the full statement by Executive Director Joseph T. Dominick, please click here.

Proclamation and Guidance Regarding Open Meeting Law

 

Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards issued Proclamation JBE 2020-30 in which he ordered and directed the following:

All state agencies, boards and commissions, and local political subdivisions of the state shall provide for attendance at essential governmental meetings via teleconference or video conference and such attendance shall be allowed during the pendency of this emergency. All efforts shall be made to provide for observation and input by members of the public. Before any meeting conducted pursuant to this section, the state agency, boards and commission, or local political subdivision of the state shall first provide a written certification that it will otherwise be unable to operate due to quorum requirements. Such certification shall be posted at the same time and in the same manner as the agenda for the meeting. Nothing in this order shall be interpreted to waive any notice requirements.

https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/ExecutiveOrders/JBE-EO-30.pdf

Additionally, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry presented a Memorandum to all Public Bodies regarding “Open Meetings Guidance in light of COVID -19.”

http://www.ag.state.la.us/Article/9743

Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission to Share Public Meetings Online

The Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission will make and publish updates regarding the use of of teleconferencing/video conferencing to facilitate the public’s observation and input at upcoming public meetings.  Please monitor this webpage for frequent updates.

The Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission will use Zoom, a web-based video conferencing platform, to facilitate public observation and input at upcoming public meetings.  All details necessary for public engagement will be published in advance.  Please monitor this webpage for frequent updates.

To learn more about Zoom’s video conferencing services and to watch tutorials, please visit https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html.

Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Office of Public Health continue to closely monitor this outbreak. For current information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Louisiana Department of Health website. An interactive dashboard is available and updated twice daily.

http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Public Health Bureau of Community Preparedness (OPH BCP) is partnering with Louisiana 211 and the Louisiana Association of United Ways to ensure citizens can access to the most current information available for COVID-19. As members of the Governor’s COVI-19 Taskforce, LDH, OPH BCP and Louisiana 211 work in coordination with all state efforts for COVID-19.

To learn more about COVID-19, treatment, testing, and community care centers, you may:
• Dial 211 to reach a live specialist
• Text the keyword “LACOVID” to 898-211
• Visit www.LA211Help.org