OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — St. Martin Parish President Chester Cedars has signed new guidelines for COVID-19 for parish-owned and operated facilities, effective immediately.

According to the proclamation released this morning, the following mandatory guidelines for parish facilities are now in effect.

  • All people ages 5 and older must wear masks in parish facilities, such as the courthouse.
  • Everyone must wear masks when entering the Parish Courthouse. However, offices within the courthouse are allowed to established their own rules and regulations on wearing facemasks.
  • The order does not apply to outdoor facilities.
  • For parish-owned community centers, the person or organization who rents out the center can determine facemask usage.

The entire proclamation is included below.