COVID-19 Information

Governor Edwards Statewide Masks Mandate Amends

Mask are still mandated at the following: 
- K-12 Schools 
- Colleges and Universities 
- Public Transit 
- Many State Government Buildings 
- Health Care Facilities 

The City of Ruston has lifted the mask mandate within the city limits with the following exception: 
Local businesses can choose to require masks, however the business must have clear signage on the entrance of their facility.

- There are no longer capacity restrictions for outdoor events.  
- Restrictions are also eased for indoor venues and facilities. 
- Indoor facilities can have 75% occupancy with social distancing 
- Indoor facilities can have 100% occupancy with masks. 

These guidelines are in place from April 28 - May 25, 2021. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health Website 

Click here for a direct link to up to date information on Vaccine information on the LA Department of Health Website.

Click here for a direct link to LA Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Locations


City of Ruston Information Regarding Phase III 

City parks and playgrounds will reopen for Phase III .  The City of Ruston will clean and sanitize bathroom facilities on a daily basis.  Playgrounds are open and pavilions may be reserved by calling our RPAR office at 318-255-5800.


Utility Billing and Customer service hours are as follows:


Drive Thru is Open to receive payments from 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Office is Open, for service connections/disconnections from 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


Drive Thru is Open 7:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Office is Open 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M

Payments can still be made online at, through our automated phone number at 1-866-890-5755, placed in our drop box by the drive thru, or mailed to PO Box 307 Ruston LA, 71273-0307. Service Connections/Disconnections will not be made after 11am on Fridays.  We ask that all customers use social distancing measures, wear a mask when possible, and sanitize hands before visiting the office for service.



Community Resources

For guidelines and instructions on cloth face coverings, click here.

For a list of local COVID-19 Resources, click here

If you are in need of unemployment assistance, financial assistance, or any other assistance, please call United way 2-1-1 or go to their website, United Way NELA.

For community updates from Northern Louisiana Medical Center Updates, click here.

For information for Employees from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, click here.

For information for FAQs for Employers from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, click here.

For information on CARES Act and Retirement Info, click here. 

D&H Medical Supply - Hand sanitizer, disinfectant, PPE, infrared thermometers  (318) 251-3038

Fuqua - Masks and sanitizers (318) 255-6691

Nappa Auto Parts- Hand Sanitizer (318) 255-0540

Ruston Wellness and Compounding- Hand Sanitizer (318) 255-8106  


Small Business Resources

To complete the Open Safely business registration, click here.

For SBA Disaster Assistance information, click here.

For a list of LED Resources for impacted businesses, click here

For information on LED's Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program for small businesses, click here.

For information from the Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, click here.

For information on the CARES Act, click here.

For guidance on outdoor dining at restaurants, click here



Section 8 Housing:

Section 8 office will be operate by appointment only.  Please contact the Section 8 office by phone to make an appointment, 318-251-3203.  Hours of opperation are M-Th 7:30am-5:00pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am.  We ask that all visitors wear face masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands before entering the office for an appointment.  All visitors who may be experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms (like fever, coughing, or other respiratory issues) are asked to reschedule their appointment. 




P.O. Box 2069 - Ruston, LA 71273 (318) 251-8621
Bill Payment Customer Service (318) 251-8675 City Directory


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