Cointment issues Stay-at-Home order for Ascension

Ascension President Clint Cointment

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has issued a Stay-at-Home executive order that echoes the order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday.

The order mandates that all Parish government buildings are closed to the public, but goes on to state that essential government services will continue.

“As I stated in the order, this move is being made in coordination with the Governor’s office, and is an effort to preserve public health and safety of our people and to make sure our healthcare system is capable of serving all citizens in need,” said Cointment.

The order, a copy of which is attached, applies to the entire parish’s public and private sectors, but exempts certain businesses, employees, and activities. Please see the exemptions list on the executive order.

The executive order is effective immediately and goes through April 13, 2020. It can be extended by additional order

For any and all government services, Cointment urges everyone to call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200, and to register while there for the Everbridge emergency alert system. Both services are free