Ascension Parish closures announced for Dec. 14

Staff Report

Ascension Parish Government offices will close Dec. 14 out of an abundance of caution of predicted inclement weather.

According to a news release, government administration advises Tier One emergency employees to report to work and Tier Two employees to remain on standby and work from home if possible. All other employees should work from home if capable.

Parish President Clint Cointment advised all residents to take every necessary precaution for the upcoming storm, including securing any loose items outside and staying informed.

Other closures around Ascension Parish

  • All Ascension Parish Public Schools and offices will be closed. Ascension Catholic Regional Diocesan School in Donaldsonville will be closed. All Ascension Christian schools (ELC, ACE, ACH) will be closed.
  • The Town of Sorrento's town hall will be closed. The maintenance crew will be on standby throughout the day. The town's council meeting will be held as scheduled at 6 p.m.
  • Gonzales City Hall will be closed.
  • All Ascension Parish Library locations will be closed.
  • The Ascension Parish Courthouses in Gonzales and Donaldsonville will be closed. All court cases scheduled for hearing or trial tomorrow before Judge Erin Wiley Lanoux will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • The Ascension Parish Clerk of Court, Gonzales Judges Chambers, and Gonzales and Donaldsonville Courthouses will be closed.
  • State offices will be closed in 12 Louisiana parishes, including in Ascension Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, and West Feliciana Parish. The closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19. All agency heads are responsible for determining which essential personnel should remain on duty.