Press Releases

JEFFERSON PARISH PREPARES FOR TROPICAL STORM SALLY

JEFFERSON, LA – Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen to hurricane intensity and impact the Jefferson Parish area.

LANE CLOSURE: TRANSCONTINENTAL DRIVE

Starting Monday, September 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., the right northbound lane of Transcontinental Dr., approximately 300’ north from Park Dr. N., will be closed daily until 3:00 p.m.

JEFFERSON PARISH EAST BANK ANIMAL SHELTER TEMPORARILY CHANGES INTAKE PROCEDURES AS PART OF HURRICANE LAURA DISASTER RELIEF

Intake procedures and protocols at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Animal Shelter located at #1 Humane Way Jefferson, LA 70123, have changed temporarily to accommodate overflow housing for pets of Hurricane Laura evacuees.

AERIAL SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES

Low level aerial spraying in response to nuisance mosquito activity is scheduled to take place on the east and west banks of Jefferson Parish on the evening of Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 7 – 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

JEFFERSON PARISH COUNCIL MEETS WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL OF COVID19 RECOVERY PHASES AND RESTRICTIONS ON A REGIONAL BASIS

The Jefferson Parish Council met with Governor John Bel Edwards this morning to discuss the Council resolution that passed unanimously at last week’s Council meeting, which requests the Governor to enact COVID-19 recovery phases and restrictions on a regional basis in lieu of the current statewide implementation.

JEFFERSON PARISH TO PROVIDE STUDENT CAMP FOR CHILDREN ENROLLED IN VIRTUAL/HYBRID CLASSES

The Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation Department (JPRD) will host Student Camp for children (K-12) enrolled in virtual/hybrid schooling.

JEFFERSON PARISH PARTNERS WITH OCHSNER HEALTH TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FREE MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING

JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish, in partnership with Ochsner Health, has announced additional days for COVID-19 mobile testing throughout the Parish.

LANE CLOSURE: CLEARY AVENUE

Starting Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., one northbound lane of Cleary Ave. between Veterans Blvd. and W. Esplanade Ave. will be closed.

JEFFERSON PARISH LEADERS GATHER FOR FIRE STATION 12 GROUNDBREAKING

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Councilman Deano Bonano (District 2), Chief Dave Tibbetts with the Eastbank Consolidated Fire Department (JPFD) and other Jefferson Parish leaders and local partners gathered today to break ground on the new Fire Station 12, located at 900 Jefferson Hwy.

JEFFERSON PARISH HOSTS HURRICANE LAURA RELIEF DRIVES

Jefferson Parish will be hosting two relief drives for the benefit of those impacted by Hurricane Laura.

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