Parish President David Hanagriff has issued an order effective today; those businesses that fall in the middle, meaning those that are neither expressly deemed essential, nor those businesses expressly prohibited by the Governor’s proclamation relative to staying closed or being limited in its operations; are permitted to operate subject to the following conditions;
- The businesses shall only operate with essential employees and minimal contact with the public while requiring proper social distancing and promoting voluntary face covering, as strongly recommended by Governor Jon Bel Edwards.
- The businesses shall follow the Orders contained in the St. Mary Parish Press Release dated April 4, 2020 which provided that they shall be limited to no more than 35% of its Fire Marshal capacity and that all businesses shall be mandated to use a one person – one buggy/basket policy.
- The 8PM to 6AM mandate implemented on businesses that limited their hours, is hereby lifted, allowing for all grocery stores, dollar stores, convenience stores, big box stores, mechanic shops, tire stores, auto parts stores, lumber/hardware stores, golf courses, banks, financial institutions, loan closing agencies and residential, commercial and public works construction projects to resume its normal operating hours. The curfew for the City of Patterson has also been lifted, effectively immediately.
- Groups congregating or loitering in, outside or near any business premises is prohibited.
In consultation and concurrence with the Mayors of the five municipalities, this order shall apply to businesses located in the municipalities and in the unincorporated areas of the Parish.