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Executive Order: August 7, 2020

08/07/2020

WHEREAS, pursuant to La. R.S. 29:727, the President of the Bossier Parish Police Jury has hereby declared a State of Emergency due to the statewide public health emergency issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, with the most recent being Proclamation Number 101 JBE 2020 issued on August 6, 2020, supplementing the declaration of emergency in Proclamation Number 96 JBE 2020, and the mitigation measures therein; Therefore, Proclamation Number 101 JBE 2020 shall remain in full force and effect until it expires on Friday, August 28, 2020, unless extended, in response to the threat posed by COVID-19.

WHEREAS, in accordance with said amended declaration, beginning today, August 7, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., the Bossier Parish Courthouse will resume operations as noted below.

WHEREAS, there will be certain protocols that will be in place in order to gain access into the courthouse, including, but not limited to the following:

  1. Noncontact body temperature check will be taken of all public entering the courthouse.  If the body temperature is higher than 100º Fahrenheit, that individual will not be allowed to enter the courthouse;
  2. Any member of the public entering the courthouse will be required to wear a face mask at all times covering their nose and mouth when inside the courthouse; and, with the public being responsible for providing their own face mask if possible.  If an individual does not have a face mask, one will be provided;
  3. All staff members of all departments in the courthouse will be required to wear a face mask in all common areas covering their nose and mouth; and with each individual department/agency within the courthouse to determine the necessity of wearing a face mask while in their respective department.  The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Bailiffs and Security hereby have the authority to enforce the requirement of face masks in all common areas.  All violations of this requirement are to be reported to Mr. William Altimus, Parish Administrator;
  4. There will be limitation on crowd sizes with no more than 50 people in any single indoor space at the same time, and no more than 50 people in any single outdoor space where individuals will be in close proximity to one another and unable to maintain strict social distancing of six feet apart from individuals who are not immediate household members.  This occupancy guideline will be followed for the Bossier Parish Courthouse;
  5. These guidelines will remain in place until Friday, August 28, 2020, or as extended by any subsequent Proclamation, unless terminated sooner.

WHEREAS, anyone refusing to meet the requirements as set forth by the Bossier Parish Police Jury President, will be denied access into the courthouse.

WHEREAS, the public will need to contact each individual department/agency within the courthouse to determine if there are additional protocols set by that department.  Their contact information may be found on the police jury website at www.bossierparishla.gov.  The police jury office may be contacted at 318-965-2329.

Jimmy Cochran, Parish President
Bossier Parish Police Jury

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