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Gov. John Bel Edwards today extended his modified Phase Two order, including Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, to January 13, 2021, as hospitalizations have exceeded the level reached during the second surge in July.
The Governor also declared an emergency for the elections in February, March and April of next year, per a request from the Secretary of State.
“While we have seen minor improvements, no one should feel good about our current COVID situation in Louisiana. We have too many new cases, too many people in the hospital and, sadly, too many Louisianans continue to die of this illness. Just this week, we reported the highest number of deaths since July. Aggressive mitigation is recommended by Louisiana’s public health experts and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and it is absolutely critical that all of our people take every action they can to slow the spread of COVID,” Gov. Edwards said. “All Louisianans are at risk, but those who are 65 or older or who have health conditions that make it more likely that they will have severe COVID complications should be incredibly careful in the coming days and weeks and should avoid any indoor place other than their home where there is not universal masking.
“I cannot stress this enough: the holidays this year simply cannot look the same as they have in previous years,” Gov. Edwards said. “Having holiday parties where people from various households gather together, especially indoors, is dangerous and could lead to the spread of COVID and the loss of family members and friends. This year has been tragic and sad and we finally have the hope of better therapeutics and a vaccine, which means the end of the pandemic is in our sights. Now is not the time to let down our guard simply because it is Christmas or New Year’s Eve.”
Gov. Edwards' extended order will be in place through January 13, 2021.
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 ruston.org, 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.
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
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 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.