In October, 2021 Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards lifted the state-wide mask mandate. He also allowed school districts to make independent determinations regarding mask requirements for their respective educational facilities. As an operational school site within Tangipahoa Parish, the Center is under the purview of the Tangipahoa Parish School System (TPSS) with regards to face coverings. TPSS has declared that mask are optional for the students and staff of all TPSS public schools.
Due to these updates, the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center will no longer require mask for entry into our facility.
As of November, 2021 the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center is reestablishing in-person visitation. The use of virtual visitation will be discontinued on November 10, 2021.
We will continue to follow best-practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our residents, guests, and staff.
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.
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