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Curfew is announced for Ville Platte

Sunday, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine announced a city-wide curfew, effective March 30 for adults, minors, and businesses until further notice. The curfew will be from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. until further notice.

Vidrine said the curfew will be strictly enforced and asks citizens if they see gatherings of more than 10 people, they can report it using the TIP VILLE PLATTE app or call 911. She said the state police have been notified of the curfew. "This curfew is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the protection and health of our beloved citizens," Vidrine stated in a Facebook post. The curfew does not apply to health care workers, but they must show their health care badge or a letter.

Additionally in her Facebook post, Vidrine wrote, "THIS VIRUS CAN KILL YOU! WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER IF WE ALL COOPERATE TOGETHER! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! KEEP PRAYING WITHOUT CEASING!"

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