COVID-19 Information

Governor Edwards issues COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyAdditional Phase 2 Mitigation Measures

According to the Mandate from Governor Edwards dated July 11, 2020, Governor Edwards mandates face coverings state wide.  This mandate applies to all 64 parishes.  Parishes with invidnce of fewer than 100 cases per 100,000 people for the most recent two week period for which data is available could choose to opt out of the mandate. 

For additional information and a link to the Governor's proclamation, click here.

To go directly to the proclamation, click here



Gov. Edwards: Louisiana will move into Phase Two Statewide on June 5th until Friday, June 26

According to the most recent guidelines from the Governor regarding Phase II:

Spas, massage establishments, esthetician services, tattoo parlors, pool halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, event centers and wedding venues, outdoor playgrounds, and play centers can reopen. 
The following can move to 50% capacity, retail (including malls), places of worship, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, hair and nail salons, casinos, theaters, skating rinks, bowling alleys, museums, zoos, aquariums, solo and noncontact sports, bars and breweries with food permits.  

City parks and playgrounds will reopen for Phase II beginning Monday, June 8, 2020.  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
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