St. Landry Parish to reopen “gray area” businesses Tuesday morning

State News

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — Officials from each of the municipalities in St. Landry Parish announced they will be allowing so-called “gray area” businesses to reopen so long as they conform with a series of restrictions. The “soft reopening” is being allowed through a parishwide executive order, according to Director of Emergency Preparedness Van Reed.

Those restrictions include:

  • Employees must wear masks.
  • Employees showing symptoms must be sent to get tested or sent home.
  • Customers must maintain a six-foot distance while shopping and in line.
  • The max occupancy of any establishment must be no larger than 25% of the normal limit allowed by the state fire marshal’s office.
  • No groups may congregate or loiter at a business withing 500 feet of the establishment.
  • Customers with symptoms are being asked not to enter the stores.

Those who do not follow the parish order will have their power turned off and/or their business license revoked. The parish curfew remains in effect until April 30.

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