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St. Mary Parish Government and Municipalities Release COVID-19 Guidelines and Information


MARCH 17, 2020

St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff announces that he, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff, and all of the Mayors of the municipalities held a meeting this morning regarding the current COVID-19 virus situation.

The purpose was to share information of the current activities and restrictions of the citizens, businesses, and local governments of St. Mary Parish.

Please keep in mind that these protective measures have been set forth by the Emergency Declaration of the Governor of the state of Louisiana. These measures may be amended as changes to the situation dictate.

President Hanagriff urges everyone to continue to follow the public health guidance from the Office of the Governor pertaining to social distancing, washing hands frequently, limiting social gatherings, and advising people to stay home if they feel sick or show possible symptoms of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. The Parish, Sheriff’s Office, and Municipalities will continue to work together on a united front to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 virus on the citizens of St Mary Parish.

Protective measures currently in place are as follows:

Parishwide Measures:

St. Mary Parish Courthouse is open for business.

District Court is closed through April 10, 2020.

All parish libraries are closed to the public; however, plans are being made for book drop-off and pick-up. Please contact your local library for details.

All restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops shall cease any on-premises consumption of food or beverages. These establishments may continue take out, drive-thru, and delivery services. Hotel restaurants may continue operations, but only for the service of hotel guests via room service.

All regular curfew times for minors are still in effect.

All religious gatherings should practice social distancing. Some churches have suspended religious services and other activities.

All bars are closed.

All visitation to the parish jail and city jails have been suspended.


City of Morgan City:

City Hall is open for business

All city events have been postponed

City court suspended; offices are still open.

Lake End Park is open.

Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends.


City of Franklin:

City Hall is closed to the public, offices are staffed.

Utility Bill payment by drop box.

Recreation Centers are closed

Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends.


City of Patterson:

City Hall is open for business.

Mayor’s court closed for 2 months.

Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 11:00 p.m. weekends.


Town of Berwick:

Town Hall is open for business.

Berwick Civic Center is open.

Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends.

Mayor’s Court suspended for 2 months.


Town of Baldwin:

Town Hall is open for business.

Baldwin Community Center is closed

Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends.


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