Iberia Parish News:

Courthouse Building
300 Iberia Street, Suite 400
New Iberia, LA 70560-4543

Phone: 337-365-8246

From Parish President M. Larry Richard - 12,018 total positive cases of COVID-19 in Iberia Parish, 212 deaths -  9/15/2021

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

The current number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Iberia Parish are at twelve thousand eighteen (12,018) cases with two hundred twelve (212) deaths. 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:a


● 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 customer


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

● 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

● Wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces and anytime in public when you are near others who are not in your immediate household.

● 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

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

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