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Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard -The current number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Iberia Parish stands at 68 with three deaths.  -  4/3/2020

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

The current number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Iberia Parish stands at sixty-eight (68) with three deaths. Please note that this reflects a decrease in the number of positive cases previously reported for Iberia Parish and Statewide. There was an issue with commercial labs making duplicate entries and those duplicates have been cleared up. Going forward, that should not happen again. Despite this news, we anticipate that the number of positive COVID-19 cases will continue to rise during the days ahead.

We are in a MEDICAL CRISIS. April will be a critical month if we intend to stop the spread of COVID-19. We must be deliberate in following the directions of our Governor and health care officials.

We need your assistance in protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones. Each of us MUST continue to practice the following directives:


Separate sick employees and send them home

Limit the number of persons in and around your business or establishment at any one time

Enforce social distancing requirements throughout the premises

Provide easily accessible sanitizer and disposable disinfectant wipes for customers

Routinely clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, shopping baskets and checkout stations or work stations

Require employees to frequently wash hands or use alcohol-based hand rubs

Encourage the use of curbside pickup or drive through service

Be innovative and protective of your staff and customers


If you are sick, respect your friends and neighbors, stay home

Stay home unless you are performing and essential activity such as those listed in Order No. 2020-33

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow

Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands

Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

Clean and disinfect frequently touched solid surfaces daily, such as doorknobs, light switches, and phones

Press Release April 4, 2020

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