Mayor announces COVID-19 Business/Curfew Changes
Written by Mark Chreene on April 28, 2020
In an email provided to KASO/KBEF, Minden Mayor, Terry Gardner, issued some updated COVID-19 related changes regarding business closures and curfews.
- Continue to always wear your mask. A mask protects yourself and others. CDC, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the City of Minden strong urges everyone to wear masks in public.
- Businesses that were directed to close will remain closed, such as: salons, barber shops, bars, and casinos.
- Non-essential businesses will be allowed to be open as long as there are fewer than 10 TOTAL people inside.
- All employees of a business who have contact with public must wear a mask.
- Restaurants will be allowed to open up outside areas for patrons to eat meals only, WITHOUT table side service.
- The City of Minden has adopted a new curfew. Businesses must close by 10 pm and residents must be home by 10:30 pm.
The curfew for the city will take effect on May 1st.
In the email, Gardner stated that no other changes were made at this time and is hopeful that Louisiana will meet the White House criteria and move to Phase 1 on May 15th; provided symptoms, new case counts, and hospitalizations decrease and the state continues to surge testing and contact tracing capacity. Gardner said that for us to meet these numbers and slowly get back to normal to please stay home as much as possible and do not visit hot spot areas. Garder said that we are doing a good job of flattening the curve and we want to continue to do so.