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Today is Monday, April 6, 2020
 
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NEW RULES FOR SHOPPING LOCATIONS
 
The Terrebonne Parish President has ordered 
new rules in effect from April 4 on that all
residents and affected business owners  
should follow. Here is a summary:
* Only one person per family shall be allowed
   to enter retail stores and other essential 
   business locations.
* People should quickly buy essential
   items and then leave.
* All groceries, pharmacies, big-box stores,
   hardware outlets and similar businesses
   are limited to having 20 percent of their
   posted Fire Marshal's capacity at any 
   given time.
* Such locations shall only remain open
   from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
* Twenty-four hour pharmacies may remain 
   open after 8 p.m. for drive-through only. 
 
CURFEW INFO
 
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, Parish President 
Gordon Dove and Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman jointly
implemented a parish-wide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., 
beginning April 1, 2020.
This curfew will remain in effect until further notice, to help 
slow the spread of COVID-19.  Only employees working for 
companies or businesses listed as essential by the office 
of the Governor will be allowed on streets
and highways during the curfew hours.
Sheriff Larpenter asks for your cooperation.
Be prepared to state 
Proof of employment in  an essential business or industry has
been issued from some employers. This is not required,
although it can be helpful. 
The curfew is NOT in effect at other hours of the day. 
However, we strongly advise that people adhere to the 
6-foot social distancing standard, not leave their property 
except as necessary, and not gather in groups of more than ten.



A STATEWIDE BURN
BAN IS IN EFFECT
 
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Due to the extension of Louisiana's stay-at-home directive,
the Terrebonne Parish courthouse remains closed to the
public except by appointment.
 
COURT DATES: All court dates from now through
April 30, 2020 will be continued.
DO NOT COME TO COURT UNLESS NOTIFIED.
NOTIFICATIONS shall be made to those with court dates for
appearances in the future.
 
TRAFFIC TICKETS: May be paid online at www.tpda.org
 
PROPERTY TAXES:
 
May be paid online at www.tpso.net
OR by mail to :
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff
Property Tax Office
PO Drawer  1670
Houma, LA 70361
 
Special announcement: The application
deadline for the Louisiana Sheriff's Association
Scholarship has been moved to April 15.
 
NEW OFFICE HOURS 
 
Sheriff Jerry Larpenter advises that TPSO
administrative offices now close at 3 p.m. daily.
 
BONDS AND FINES OFFICE IS CLOSED  
 
SHERIFF'S SALES ARE SUSPENDED 
 
Please remember to use 911 only for 
emergencies.
 
INMATE COMMISSARY 
DO NOT go to the jail to make inmate 
Commissary deposits.
Use the link below:
 
 
YOU WILL NEED:
* Inmate name and BOI number 
* TPCJC Facility Number: 270360 
 
YOU MAY ALSO CALL:
 
866-232-1899 
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM  YOUR SHERIFF
 
"Under these harsh conditions it makes our jobs a
lot easier when the good people of our parish
obey the orders of our President & Governor.
Cooperation from the general public allows
our deputies to concentrate on investigating
crime within our parish. All of law
enforcement in Terrebonne are thankful that
we live and work for the good people of
our parish." - Sheriff Jerry Larpenter
 
WHAT DOES STAY-AT-HOME MEAN?
The Stay-at-Home order from the governor
does not restrict most reasonable 
activities. 
 
DO Work if you are in an essential industry.
        Check with you boss to be sure.
DO  Fish, boat, walk, ride, hike, work outdoors
DO  Shop at grocery and convenience stores
DO  Go to pharmacies
DO  Keep a distance of 6 feet from others. 
DO  Make sure gatherings are of 10 or less.
DO  Reschedule small gatherings if you can.
DO  Buy food at drive-throughs and curbsides 
DO  Restrict friend and relative visits 
        to those needed for assistance and 
        support. 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 
GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS'
ORDER AND
DEFINITIONS OF
ESSENTIAL INDUSTRIES:
 
 
The Parish Government website also has
an easy-to-understand list of essential
industries.
www.tpcg.org
 
Check with your employer
to be sure if you should go to work.
 
CHILD SUPPORT 
 
Court is closed to the public. If you 
have an upcoming date you should
not appear. Wait for a new date to be 
sent to you. 
 
 
CONTACT FOR JUDGES
  
Div. A Judge Larke 873-6540
Div. B Judge Walker 873-6550
Div. C Judge Pickett 873-6560
Div. D Judge Arceneaux 873-6570
Div. E Judge Bethancourt 873-6580
Jennie Callahan (Court Administrator)
873-6589
Bill Dunckelman (Child Support)
580-8120 
   
*  SOCIAL DISTANCING
 

For the latest information regarding COVID-19

Dial the statewide emergency information number:

         211

You may also text 898-211 and send the message:

LACOVID

 

 

·      STAY INFORMED

·      RELY ONLY ON 

    CREDIBLE SOURCES 

 

 

 

INFORMATION LINKS

 

The following websites have accurate

and reliable information at the local

and state levels concerning COVID-19. 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

http://www.ldh.la.gov/

 

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

http://tpcg.org/

 

The U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/

 

 

TERREBONNE PARISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX

 

All in-person visits to the TPCJC are suspended.

Video visits from home are available. Click on the

SECURUS INMATE SERVICES tab at www.tpso.net

main page, on the left side, for further information

on arranging for in-home video visitation. 

Essential attorney visits to individual inmates

are allowed on a non-contact basis.

 

TPSO PATROL AND DETECTIVES

 

TPSO patrol and detective divisions are fully

staffed and functioning as usual. All TPSO

personnel are following best practices concerning

sanitary procedures.

  

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE TERREBONNE

911 SYSTEM

 

As always, calls to 911 should be limited to actual

emergencies. The Terrebonne Parish Communications

District wants you to know that calls regarding medical

emergencies other than accidents now require

operators to ask some additional screening questions

including whether you have traveled recently whether

you have a fever or respiratory problems.

We ask along with them that callers be patient and

cooperative. These measures have been instituted

to keep our community as a whole and first responders

safe and effective.

 

SCHOOLS

 

By order of Gov. John Bel Edwards,

Schools throughout the state are

closed. For additional information

visit the following websites:

 

Terrebonne Parish School District

http://www.tpsd-la.schoolloop.com/

 

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

https://www.htdiocese.org/

 

Parents of children attending schools

outside the public system or

the diocesan system should call

those school administration numbers

or check the school websites.

 

 

BEWARE OF SCAMS AND MISINFORMATION

 

Do NOT rely on random social media posts for

information on COVID-19. Be aware that

scammers, as always, will try to take advantage

of an emergency situation. We have received

reports of calls, texts and emails claiming to

offer assistance in time of need. They request

personal information including social security

numbers and bank account numbers.

Do NOT give personal information to anyone

you do not know. Please share this information

with family members, and especially elder

friends and relatives, who are more likely to

be victimized.

 

PRICE GOUGING

 

Terrebonne Parish and Louisiana as a whole are

under declarations of emergency. Raising the price

of essential items violates state law.

Reports of price-gouging may be made to the

Sheriff’s Office. Please note that reports of

price-gouging are NOT emergencies and that

911 should not be utilized for ant reports of this.

 

HOSPITALS

 

Visitation and other policies at local hospitals

have been subject to change without notice.

Check these websites for up-to-date information

on regulations and policies. Hospitals have asked

that if any information is unclear visitors should

proceed to the institution. Please follow the

directions of staff and be courteous and

cooperative.

 

Terrebonne General Medical Center 

https://www.tgmc.com/

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center

https://www.ochsner.org/locations/leonard-j-chabert-medical-center

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

https://www.thibodaux.com/

Ochsner-St. Anne Hospital  

https://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-st-anne

 

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