With rising instances of cases of COVID-19 in the past week leaders of Lafayette Consolidated Government have had to react fast. One of those quick reactions was a change in emergency orders over the weekend by Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory.

Of course, all the emergency orders in the world don't mean a thing if the populace isn't following the instructions mandated. Therefore Lafayette Police and Fire Department crews were sent to check for compliance to the emergency order. In their visits with 84 different businesses in the city, only three were found to be in violation.

According to Chris Welty of KATC Television, there were three businesses were found to be in violation. Two fast-food restaurants and a drive-thru daiquiri place were warned. In each instance, one employee at each location was observed not wearing a mask. The business and the employees were given a warning and each case the business complied with the request.

Last week Governor Edwards reiterated the state's position on wearing masks. That position is quite simply this, if you interact with the public you must wear a mask. If you have a medical condition that makes wearing a mask difficult or impossible, then you don't need to be around the public.

Lafayette Consolidated Government officials say they plan to continue the random compliance checks. If you notice a business in violation you may register your complaint with the State Fire Marshal's Office. They will investigate your report.


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