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Abbeville Police Department implements ‘priority dispatch’ protocol

The Abbeville Police Department is committed to the health and wellness of the city of Abbeville.
Chief of Police William Spearman said the department also needs to protect the health and wellness of its police officers so that they can continue to serve the public.
To limit the exposure to the citizens and officers during this pandemic, the Abbeville Police Department will be modifying some of our services. Effective immediately, a “Priority Dispatch” protocol is being implemented.

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BATON ROUGE — In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today opened the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to support essential critical infrastructure personnel.
By simply completing an application, these families can access subsidized care for children age 12 and under at licensed childcare centers participating in the program, or through registered and certified family childcare and in-home providers.

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Interim School Board President Brad Pruhomme wears his mask and gloves during Thursday’s school board meeting. School Board member Chris Gautreaux (in background) goes mask and glove free.

Vermilion Parish School board member questions who gave superintendent, board president authority to start ‘grab and go’ meal program

One school board member accused the school board president and the superintendent of allegedly breaking the law regarding to the start of the “grab and go” meal program this past week.
On Thursday a special board meeting was held to try and pass an emergency resolution. The emergency resolution lets the superintendent make decisions about the school system without getting school board approval during the coronavirus crises.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks at at press conference earlier this month.

Gov. Edwards Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order to Further Fight the Spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, as the number of confirmed cases have topped 800 and spread to more than half of our parishes.



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