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Police Jury announces reduced hours, services

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After closing the courthouse and other facilities Monday, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury announced a slate of additional changes to services Tuesday afternoon in response to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ “stay-at-home” order now in effect.

“The COVID-19 emergency is unlike any event local governments have faced before,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said in a release. “All efforts are being made to serve the interest of the public, comply with law and protect our employees.”

The following measures are now in place to comply with the mandate for reduced operations in the stayat-home order:

• The police jury administrative office will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

• The highway department is reducing staff to essential personnel only and limiting hours of operation to 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. Previous hours were 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Employees will be available for after-hour call-out emergencies. Only essential services will be provided while the proclamation is in effect.

• Landfill hours are changing to 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Previous Monday-Friday hours were 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Solid waste collection activities are now limited to dumpster sites only. House calls will be suspended until further notice.

The courthouse, annexes and Homer Street complex remain closed to the public. As before, HELP Agency transportation services are available via scheduling by calling 251-5138.

Any full-time employees considered non-essential and sent home during this time will be compensated.

These measures are subject to change pending further orders from federal or state authorities and changes in the local situation.