Sabine Parish Police Jury president Mike McCormic signed a proclamation earlier this week expiring its previous COVID-19 declaration dated April 28. That joint proclamation signed by McCormic and mayors from Many, Pleasant Hill and Fisher dictated mandatory isolation of folks exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms until tests results came back, as well as isolation of those who were in contact with those who had tested positive. Possible fines and/or jail time were imposed for violators.
It also required businesses that were open to abide by various social distancing and sanitation practices, and threatened suspension of licenses for non- compliance.
The initial expiration date of the proclamation was May 31 but now it expires Friday, May 15. In the proclamation, McCormic cited local Covid-19 conditions had improved.
Earlier this week, Many mayor Ken Freeman issued a letter to the public stating the town would not actively enforce the governor’s Phase One decree. Around the Town verified Freeman’s content in the letter.
Additionally, in that letter Freeman encouraged residents, business owners and employees to take the actions deemed necessary to stay safe and healthy to protect self, family and others.
McCormic also told Around the Town that local government was not going to enforce the governor’s decree. “ We are out of it,” said McCormic.