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Chloe Hardin

Erath High senior: ‘Putting my thoughts down on paper as I deal with coronavirus’

The Meridional would like to know what others are feeling or experiencing when it comes to the coronavirus and the what is going on in the World. Email your thoughts to
This is a letter written by Erath High senior Chloe Hardin.

Dear Erath Class of 2020,

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Abbeville Chief of Police announces curfew for unaccompanied minors

​In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Abbeville is implementing a curfew for unaccompanied minors within the city.
Beginning Sunday, March 22, , an enforced curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. until further notice for all unaccompanied minors. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian or a responsible adult. This curfew will be strictly enforced. Minors going to and from work will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Parents will be held responsible if their minors do not obey the curfew.

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Department of Health confirms COVID-19 related death of out-of-state resident

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health confirms the COVID-19 related death of an out-of-state resident from Mississippi at a facility in St. Tammany Parish. Mississippi officials are aware.
The LDH COVID-19 dashboard does not include data on out-of-state residents, as that information is included in other states’ case counts.
LDH will continue to report COVID-19 related deaths twice per day, at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., as needed.

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UPDATE: Earlier reports that a patient in Acadia Parish had tested positive for the coronavirus were wrong.
According to Chance Henry, president of the Acadia Parish Police Jury, the Louisiana Department of Health contacted parish officials and retracted the information. “The patient appears to have been from a parish other than Acadia,” according to a statement from LDH.
More details will be released as they become available.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Acadia Parish officials have reported the first case of COVID-19 in the parish.

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Statewide OMV Locations to Close due to ​COVID-19 Precautions

Due to precautions related to the COVID-19 response, Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Karen St. Germain has announced that all OMV locations across the state will be closed effective Friday, March 20.
During the closure, online OMV services will remain available to the public. Citizens may also take advantage of available Public Tag Agent locations.



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