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Local Update on COVID-19

April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020
Local Update on COVID-19

12pm Update. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office cannot stress enough the importance of the current Stay-At-Home order. While you are free to leave your home, we want to emphasize the need for citizens to limit themselves and take personal responsibility in slowing the spread of this virus. Please continue to limit your outings. Wash your hands, refrain from touching your face or other objects that the public may have come into contact with. Keep a 6 foot distance between you and others while in public. We want to thank all of our citizens in DeSoto Parish who are doing all they can to stay at home and practice healthy sanitation habits with their families. We continue to offer our thoughts and prayers to those families affected by COVID-19 locally. You may find the information below and extended data via the LDH website at 12pm noon each day:…

DeSoto Parish by the numbers:
April 08: 91 Cases (+2 in 24hrs)
April 09: 101 cases (+10 in 24 hrs)
April 10: 107 cases (+6 in 24 hrs)
April 11: 114 cases (+7 in 24 hrs)
April 12: 124 cases (+10 in 24 hrs)
April 13: 125 cases (+1 in 24 hrs)
April 14: 130 cases (+5 in 24 hrs)
April 15: 134 cases (+4 in 24 hrs)
April 16: 140 cases (+6 in 24 hrs)
Total Parish Deaths to Date: 8

State of Louisiana by the numbers:
April 08: 17,030 cases (+746 in 24 hrs)
April 09: 18,283 cases (+1,253 in 24 hrs)
April 10: 19,253 cases (+970 in 24 hrs)
April 11: 20,014 cases (+761 in 24 hrs)
April 12: 20,595 cases (+581 in 24 hrs)
April 13: 21,016 cases (+421 in 24 hrs)
April 14: 21,518 cases (+502 in 24 hrs)
April 15: 21,951 cases (+433 in 24 hrs)
April 16: 22,532 cases (+581 in 24 hrs)
Total State Deaths to Date: 1,156 (+53 in 24 hrs)

Accuracy is very important to us. Due to the fact that different health care providers report differently based on how they attribute a case to a city/town....we do not have accurate information to provide, and therefor we will not be providing assumptions on the matter. It is our goal to get as much information out to the public as possible, and we aim to share what we know. It is truly up to agencies such as the CDC and Louisiana Dept of Health to get this information out. There are over 100 positive cases identified in DeSoto Parish. With that in mind, it is best to assume there are cases in every area in the parish. Stay at home as much as you can, and interact in the same way you would if you were contagious, or others around you were contagious.

If you have questions regarding the Governor of Texas order on Louisiana travelers entering Texas, our office does not have information to provide as this order was not given by our state or parish. Please direct all questions to the Texas Department of Public Safety - 512-424-2080. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office has no control over what will be allowed, implemented, or otherwise ordered in the State of Texas, therefor we do not want to provide the public with misinformation on the subject.

If you have questions or concerns pertaining to the Burn Ban, please reach out to your local Fire District. If you should feel it necessary to burn during this time, you may request a burn permit by calling 1-855-600-2876. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office did not order this burn ban and all questions should be directed to either your local Fire Dept. or the State Fire Marshall’s Office.

City of Mansfield and South Mansfield
The City of Mansfield, now including South Mansfield, has issued a curfew for all residents effective immediately until further notice. The curfew restricts activity between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. This curfew does not apply to first responders, essential work-related or emergency medical needs.

As a reminder, group gatherings of 10 or more are prohibited Parish and State wide, during day or night, and will be strictly enforced.

This is an attempt to assist the city in getting their press releases out. We will not be answering questions on behalf of this curfew. Please direct questions to the City of Mansfield and South Mansfield.

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