Official City Statement re: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

“Governor John Bel Edwards has informed the Louisiana legislature that we have the first presumptive case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Louisiana (A Jefferson parish resident, being treated in Orleans Parish). I am encouraging all residents, business and leisure travelers to closely monitor this situation, and use the proper recommended measures to help prevent the disease from spreading. The City of Monroe will continue working with health officials and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to inform and advise the public. We created an infographic to help share best practices the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging the public to follow. Please help us spread the word by sharing this. You can find more helpful tips and informational flyers, which can be easily downloaded and copied, on the CDC website at: .” – Mayor Jamie Mayo