COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Parish is committed to providing updated information regarding COVID19 in our community. We are in close partnership with our state and local partners and the Department of Homeland Security to stay informed.  

For complete information on COVID19 in our area, please visit the Caddo Parish Department of Homeland Security at:
https://www.caddosheriff.org/content.php?c=128  

For updates, please text "LACovid" to 898-211

Please click here to view the CDC Coronavirus information

Please click here to view the Louisiana Deparment of Health information

Please click here for SBA Disaster Relief information for Louisiana residents

More SBA Disaster Relief information here

Please click here for unemployment information from the Louisiana Workforce Commission

As the Parish has updated information, we will provide it below.

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Posted March 27, 2020

OVERVIEW:  The United States, including the State of Louisiana, is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus also called “COVID-19”.  This situation poses a serious significant public health risk and many areas of the country are taking drastic measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

 COVID-19 is spreading at a rapid pace across the State of Louisiana.  On March 14, 2020 Governor John Bel Edwards issued a Public Health Emergency.  On March 22, 2020, the Governor issued a statewide Stay at Home Order that went into effect at 5 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020, to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana.

 Caddo Parish Departmental Summary

  • All employees who are not considered essential are working remotely.
  • Services in Government Plaza are being processed by phone, online or mail. 
  • Caddo Parish Courthouse has reduced public access hours from 8am-1pm daily.
  • Juvenile Court has reduced public access hours from 8am-1pm daily.
  • Parish health units remain open to the public.
  • All other Parish buildings are closed to the public.
  • ALL Parish parks facilities are closed including all trails, camp sites, playgrounds, etc.
  • Some compactor sites are operating at reduced hours. A full listing of hours can be found on the Parish’s website at caddo.org
  • Animal Services is closed to the public. Adoptions and lost pet returns may be scheduled by appointment only.  ACOs are responding to emergency calls only and ACAs are cleaning the shelter daily.

Situation in the State of Louisiana

Number of Cases:       2746

Number of Deaths:       119

54 out of 64 parishes have cases

773 patients in the hospital, 270 on ventilators

Current Situation in Caddo Parish

Number of Cases:       140

Number of Deaths:         2

Current Situation in Bossier Parish

Number of Cases:       37

Number of Deaths:       0

Other Parish Information

Number of Cases – Orleans Parish:                            1170

Number of Cases – Jefferson Parish:                            548

Number of Cases – East Baton Rouge Parish               124

Other Information

Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a press conference at 2:30 today.

www.openforbusiness.com provides links to local Louisiana restaurants that are open and need our business.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to million in assistance for each affected small business.  Louisiana businesses may apply as follows:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Call Toll Free 1-800-659-2955 

TTY: 1-800-877-8339 

e-mail: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

A special Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline has been established for someone to call if they are feeling overwhelmed with stress, fear, and anxiety about the uncertainty surrounding this public health emergency.  It connects them to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and who can direct them to mental health and substance abuse counseling services.   Call 1-866-310-7977 24/7

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Posted March 23, 2020

  • In abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our citizens and parish employees, we are temporarily limiting access to the 8th floor of Government Plaza beginning TUESDAY, MARCH 17th until further notice.
  • Parish services in Government Plaza (8th floor) such as adjudicated properties, all permits, and all licenses will be processed by phone, online or mail. The Parish will only be collecting payments for these services by phone or by mail, online.
  • All payments to parish vendors will be issued by mail and ACH deposit, when possible.
  • Applications for employment will only be accepted online.
  • The Caddo Parish Courthouse is CLOSED to public access, with the exception of marriage licenses and protective orders through the Clerk of Court’s office. Citizens must contact the Clerk of Court’s office.
  • Caddo Parish Juvenile Services is suspending visits to the juvenile detention center. Only virtual visits will occur. Court hearings will be held on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court. Continued custody hearings, trials and any other Court hearings will be scheduled only as needed.
  • ALL Parish parks facilities are closed. This includes trails, playgrounds, etc.
  • Parish compactor .

Animal Services

  • Caddo Parish Animal Services is CLOSED to the public. Adoptions and lost pet returns may be scheduled by appointment only by calling 226-6624.
  • The shelter is closed to tours – the Parish will conduct virtual tours at 11am, 2p, and 5p via the Parish’s website and social media.
  • Animal Control Officers are responding to emergency calls only.
  • All off-site Parish sponsored events are postponed.
  • Citizens are encouraged to view adoptable and lost animals via website.

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Posted on March 22, 2020

GOVERNOR ISSUES STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In an effort to further stop the spread of COVID-19, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide stay at home order for all citizens of Louisiana, effective Monday, March 23 at 5pm until Sunday, April 12, 2020.

The Governor’s order can be accessed here:
https://gov.louisiana.gov/…/Proclamati…/2020/JBE-33-2020.pdf

The Parish of Caddo will be providing additional updates on how this affects Parish services. We strongly urge our citizens to stay informed and to follow this order for the safety and welfare of all of Caddo Parish.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Officials announce temporary closure of Government Plaza

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OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF GOVERNMENT PLAZA

A Parish of Caddo employee who works at Government Plaza has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has received medical care and is currently self-isolating at home.  The Parish is working closely with local and state officials to identify the employee’s close contacts and provide necessary guidance to those individuals.

In an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our citizens and employees, the Parish of Caddo along with the City of Shreveport and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will be closing Government Plaza Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. Citizens will not be able to access Government Plaza at this time. This closure will allow for the disinfection of the facility. Essential staff from all agencies will be working remotely.  Employees are expected to return to Government Plaza on Monday.

 “During this time in our community, the Parish’s top priority is to protect the health and welfare of our citizens and employees.  Taking these measures allow us to disinfect and sanitize our public spaces and make sure that they are safe,” said Erica R. Bryant, Assistant Parish Administrator.

 “The City of Shreveport is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of City employees and to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 through our community, while maintaining essential city services. We will disinfect the building and work spaces before employees return,” said Mayor Adrian Perkins.

“Our administrative employees are valuable to us. We will do whatever necessary to catch up on the two lost work days in order to sanitize our offices.  All essential services remain operational and we are there for you,” said Sheriff Steve Prator.

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Posted on March 18, 2020

Hospitals

Drive-through COVID-19 testing at:

  • Willis Knighton Innovation Center, 2105 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA
  • For Willis-Knighton Health System physician network patients
  • Must have a Willis Knighton Health System physician’s order prior to testing
  • Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Drive-through COVID-19 testing at:

  • CHRISTUS Health System Drive-through Testing
  • For CHRISTUS Health System physician network patients
  • Must have a CHRISTUS Health System physician’s order prior to testing.
  • 1400 East Bert Kouns Loop
  • Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mobile COVID-19 Evaluation site:

  • Ochsner – LSU Health Shreveport, 1541 Kings Highway, Shreveport
  • Located in the parking lot of the LSU Health - Allied Health Building
  • Not open for walk-in. Available for patients referred from an Ochsner LSU Health physician only for further screening.
  • Phone: 1-318-626-0050
  • Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Parish COVID-19 Information (Updated as new information becomes available)

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In abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our citizens and parish employees, we are temporarily limiting access to the 8th floor of Government Plaza beginning TUESDAY, MARCH 17th until further notice.

  • Parish services in Government Plaza (8th floor) such as adjudicated properties, all permits, and all licenses will be processed by phone, online or mail. The Parish will only be collecting payments for these services by phone or by mail, online.

  • All payments to parish vendors will be issued by mail and ACH deposit, when possible.

  • Applications for employment will only be accepted online.

  • The Caddo Parish Courthouse is open with limited access. Citizens are asked to check with specific agency to determine operations.

  • Caddo Parish Juvenile Services is suspending visits to the juvenile detention center. Only virtual visits will occur. Court hearings will be held on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court. Continued custody hearings, trials and any other Court hearings will be scheduled only as needed.

  • With the exception of Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park, all parish parks remain open; however all Parish sponsored events and partner events have been cancelled.

  • All Parish compactor sites remain open. Citizens will have to self-dump trash at these sites.

Animal Services: 

  • Caddo Parish Animal Services will be on reduced hours from 1-5
  • The shelter is closed to tours – the Parish will conduct virtual tours at 11 am, 2p, and 5p via the Parish’s website and social media.
  • Animal Control Officers will patrol and operate on normal schedule
  • All off-site Parish sponsored events are postponed
  • Citizens are encouraged to view adoptable and lost animals via website

All questions related to these services will be directed to 318-226-6900.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Cancellation of Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation events

CANCELLATION OF CADDO PARISH PARKS AND RECREATION EVENTS

Due to the potential high risk for serious illness from COVID-19 for older adults/senior populations, below are upcoming programs hosted by the Caddo Parish Department of Parks and Recreation that will be suspended or postponed until further notice:

Diabetes and Kidney Education Workshop

Saturday, March 14th @ 9:00am / Oakmont Church of God (5925 W. 70th St., Shreveport, LA)

Active Living Every Day

Tuesday, March 24th @ 9:30am / Galilee Baptist Church (1500 Pierre Ave., Shreveport) and 10:00am / Legions Hill Community Center (1004 South Purdue St-Vivian, LA)

Fit and Strong

Tuesday, March 24th @ 9:30am / Morningstar Baptist Church (5340 Jewella, Shreveport, LA)

In addition, the following event has also been postponed:

Tails To Trails

Saturday, March 21 @ 11:00am / Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park

The Parish will provide more information if additional cancellations are made.


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