Press Releases

JEFFERSON PARISH EXPANDS ‘MEALS ON WHEELS’ PROGRAM DURING COVID-19

JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Council, in partnership with Second Harvest and Jefferson Council on Aging, will expand the “Meals on Wheels” program to accommodate feeding approximately 500 seniors who are currently on the waiting list to receive food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.

JEFFERSON PARISH DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE IS RECIPIENT OF TWO GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (GFOA) AWARDS

JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Department of Finance is the recipient of two Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awards: the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.

CURBSIDE RECYCLING AND RECYCLING COLLECTION AT BOTH THE DAVID DR. AND LAPALCO DROP-OFF SITES SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

JEFFERSON, LA – Curbside recycling in Unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte, and recycling collection at the David Drive and Lapalco drop-off-sites, has been suspended in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLOSURE EXTENDED TO MAY 4TH

JEFFERSON, LA – Acting in accordance with Louisiana Constitution Article V, Section 1; due to the COVID-19 emergency as detailed in Governor John Bel Edwards’s Declarations of Public Health Emergency, Jefferson Parish Cynthia Lee Sheng’s Declaration of State of Emergency, and the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Orders; the period of closure for the 24th Judicial District Court is extended until 8:00 a.m., on Monday, May 4, 2020.

JEFFERSON PARISH HOSTS FIRST VIRTUAL COUNCIL MEETING ON APRIL 8, 2020

JEFFERSON, LA – As previously announced, the regularly scheduled Jefferson Parish Council Meeting for today, April 1, 2020, has been postponed; however, Jefferson Parish will host its first virtual Jefferson Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10 a.m.

LOWE’S DONATES SUPPLIES TO ASSIST FIRST RESPONDERS DURING COVID-19

JEFFERSON, LA – In response to COVID-19 and its impact on the Jefferson Parish community, Lowe’s has donated supplies to assist Jefferson Parish first responders in their efforts while on the front line of this pandemic.

JEDCO RELEASES CARES ACT RESOURCES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish Economic Commission (JEDCO) and Adams and Resse co-hosted a web conference to break down the CARES Act.

LOUISIANA JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SUSPEND THEIR OPERATION

JEFFERSON, LA – All Louisiana Justice of the Peace Courts have been ordered to suspend their operation canceling all civil trials, hearings and court appearances until no earlier than April 14, 2020 in compliance with the Louisiana Governor’s Public Health Emergency Proclamations and Supreme Court Orders.

STATEWIDE BURN BAN ISSUED DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

JEFFERSON, LA – State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602.

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