Caddo Sheriff Says Stay At Home Order Should Be Taken Seriously

Mar 24, 2020

Credit Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

STAY-AT-HOME ORDER   The “Stay-at-Home” Emergency Order issued by  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards went into effect yesterday at 5pm.  The order was issued as means to get people to comply with physical or social distancing and avoid large groups of 10 or more.  The order means many businesses and offices have closed temporarily.  Some Businesses allowed to stay open include:  grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare and mental health services, restaurants with delivery or take-out orders only. 

The governor’s orders are enforceable as Caddo Parish Sheriff  Steve Prator explained at an online press announcement yesterday.

Steve Prator, Sheriff of Caddo Parish
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"These things are not optional," Prator warned.

Prator explained there are two statues  along with penalities  that allow Law Enforcement and Fire Marshalls to enforce the Governor’s Emergency Order.

"Both of those (statutes) carry penalities," explained Prator. "Up to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail."

Sheriff Prator encouraged citizens to check the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office website for further clarification of the Governor’s Order.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK:  Governor's Stay At Home Order

Credit Courtesy: Mayor Adrian Perkins Facebook
Credit Courtesy: Mayor Adrian Perkins Facebook