The Louisiana Department of Health, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, makes available up-to-date information during times of emergency.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices will be closed Tuesday, February 23, in the following seven northwest Louisiana parishes due to continuing water pressure problems caused by the severe winter weather experienced in the area:

  • Bienville
  • Bossier
  • Caddo
  • Claiborne
  • DeSoto
  • Red River
  • Webster

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.

This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.

State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, in time of emergency, which will be updated: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498

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