Last Updated: (1:45PM, 06/16/2020)
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
Office of the Governor – Coronavirus Specific - https://www.gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/89
Louisiana Office of Public Health: http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/
United Way of NELA: http://www.unitedwaynela.org/disaster.php
North Delta HSA: https://nedeltahsa.org/COVID-19/
Monroe City Schools: https://www.mcschools.net/
Ouachita Parish Schools: https://www.opsb.net/264068_2
LA Department of Education - https://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/covid-19
Monroe Chamber of Commerce: http://www.monroe.org/
CDC: Helpful Videos
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package to battle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measure is expected to become law soon. Though there are still some likely tweaks to the unemployment provisions, here are some major highlights of the CARES Act:
(3/19/20) The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Governor John Bel Edwards has submitted Louisiana’s SBA application package for statewide coverage to the federal authorities, and as of today, March 19, 2020, the SBA has issued under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Louisiana.
Louisiana businesses may apply as follows:
Call Toll Free 1-800-659-2955
Companies that already have SBA-backed loans through other programs can ask to delay their payments for six months, though the lender will make the final decision is our understanding.
NOTE: Unlike other disaster responses, there are no “on site” application locations at Small Business Development Centers. All applications are by phone or on-line
Employees who are laid off due to the COVID 19 or whose hours have been reduced, may be able to receive unemployment compensation. They can file a claim at www.louisianaworks.net/hire or by calling our Claim Center at 866-783-5567. If you are temporarily closing or reducing your hours of operations due to COVID-19, please contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission to discuss how we can provide assistance and answer your questions about unemployment insurance and other programs and resources available. Contact us at EmployerServices@lwc.la.gov your unemployment insurance questions. Be sure to provide your company’s name, a point of contact, telephone number and email address, as well as specifics on the assistance you are requesting. The Employer Call Center, 225-326-6999, is also available. For other programs and assistance, contact the American Job Center in your area. To find the closest American Job Center, go to http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/WFD/AJC_Contacts.pdf . IMPORTANT NOTE: As per the Governor’s proclamation, reimbursable employers impacted due to COVID-19:
St. Francis Medical Center - https://stfran.com/
Glenwood Regional Medical Center – https://www.glenwoodregional.org/
Ochsner LSU Monroe - https://www.ochsnerlsuhs.org/
Life Share Blood Center - http://www.lifeshare.org/
City Retiree Insurance Payments
Water Bill Payment and Service Connections
You can pay your water bill by one of the following methods:
Instructions for Setting Up New Water Service
To establish new service, you must first contact a Customer Service Agent at (318) 329-2220 for details.
To Setup New Service at the Drive-Thru:
To Set up New Service Online:
If you have any questions regarding your bill, or need to discuss payment of your account, please call Customer Service at 318-329-2220 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Permits for Homeowners and Contractors via Online Portal
Homeowners and contractors can continue to do business with our Planning and Urban Development Department by using the online portal for permits and development projects.
For assistance with the online applications and payment portal for Planning and Zoning, please call 318-329-2430; and, for Building Inspections, please call 318-329-2232.
For Code Enforcement questions, to report violations, follow-up with a case, or any other assistance needed call 318-329-2232 or email us at email@example.com
If you have questions pertaining to programs within our Community Development division, please call 318-329-2256.
“To ensure our residents and business can take proper sanitation precautions, I signed an executive order halting the disconnection of water service for our customers for a 60-day period. As we work with local, state, and federal officials to educate the public about ways to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus – it is very important that we make sure Monroe residents and businesses have proper access to running water. However, I want to make it clear that all water bills and late fees will have to be paid.” – Mayor Jamie Mayo
“This situation is unusual, but not impossible! God has blessed us to have experts to give us best practices to follow. Officials at the federal, state, and local levels are working together to guide the public as best we can. We ask that everyone remain patient and trust that we will get through this together.” – Mayor Jamie Mayo