As Governor John Bel Edwards’ Stay At Home Declaration takes effect at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory used his daily press briefing to clarify what businesses operating in Lafayette Parish are deemed "essential."

Among the industries and businesses deemed essential are:

  • Grocery stores
  • Hardware and building material stores
  • Hotels
  • Automobile and tire stores / automobile repairs / renting and leasing facilities
  • Towing, roadside assistance and locksmiths
  • Telecommunications businesses and wireless companies (not retail stores)
  • Healthcare facilities that are a medical necessity, including chiropractors and physical therapists
  • Oil, gas, petroleum and chemical businesses and support industries
  • Retail and wholesale fuel provider / convenience stores
  • Sanitation services for moveable and non-moveable structures
  • Electronic repairs
  • Grass and lawn services
  • Farmers
  • Food manufacturing
  • Janitorial services
  • Banks
  • Shipping, mailing, pickup and logistics services

The following activities are also approved:

  • Use of parks and outdoor recreational facilities (not indoor)
  • Outdoor walking and running tracks
  • Tennis courts
  • Private golf and driving ranges

WATCH the press briefing below: