Ascension Parish Recreation officials have announced that in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hop originally scheduled for March 27 has been cancelled.
Officials are urging people to educate themselves on COVID-19 corona virus, and take all necessary precautions.
The Louisiana Department of Hospitals (LDH) suggests:
- Cover your cough.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, or with a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick.
It added that older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.
For more information on COVID-19, call the LDH coronavirus hotline, 211, or call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200.
In an abundance of caution, all future Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hops are cancelled until further notice.