Coronavirus Updates

The City of Carencro is committed to the safety of our residents, staff and visitors. In collaboration with local, state and federal agencies, we are taking appropriate steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. This situation is changing rapidly with new developments daily, so please monitor this page for announcements.

March 24
• Mayor Brasseaux declares state of local disaster and/or emergency for the City of Carencro. Read the declaration.

Loan Application Now Open for Louisiana Businesses
The SBA issued the official disaster declaration for Louisiana small businesses, adding a link to their website to begin receiving applications to address revenue losses related to COVID-19. Low-interest loans with long-term repayment programs are available up to $2 million. For a summary from SBA, click here. SBA staff advise the process will take approximately 30-45 days to begin receiving funds and are encouraging applications immediately. Apply here.

Small businesses are also advised to call your lenders. Your current bank may already be able to offer immediate bridge loan assistance or defer existing loan payments.

March 23
• On Sunday, March 22, Gov. Edwards issued a Stay at Home order, limiting some business operations in the state in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Some essential critical infrastructure businesses may remain open. See this Essential Infrastructure Fact Sheet for specific information on which type of businesses may remain open.

• To support Acadiana’s business community – particularly our small businesses – Acadiana resource partners will host a series of webinars on timely and relevant topics related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Two webinars will be held Tuesday, March 24, 9:30-11 a.m.

Seminar 1: Disaster Loans and Other SBA Resources
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. CDT
Description: Heidi Melancon, with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at UL Lafayette, will provide an update on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. These are low-interest loans to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. She will walk participants through the program, what qualifies as “economic injury,” how to apply, and when to expect assistance.

Seminar 2: Getting Your Business Ready to Sell Online
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CDT
Description: Participants will hear from local small business owners who have had success selling online and who have pivoted their operations to go digital, in response to COVID-19 related restrictions on restaurants and other impacts on the retail market.

Each seminar is limited to 100 live participants; however, the seminars will be recorded and shared for future viewing. Register now to save your spot!

March 19
If you think you may need to be screened, please call 311 before going to a screening site. The 311 Call Center is active for Lafayette Parish residents to speak with a medical professional and determine if they need to visit a screening site.
• Call 211 for general information about COVID-19 coronavirus (precautions, symptoms, etc.)
• Call 911 for emergency services.

PPE donations (gloves, gowns, facemasks etc.) can be donated to the CAJUNDOME (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Medical volunteers: Volunteers in Action Emergency Volunteer Registry https://lava.dhh.louisiana.gov/
LAVA is administered by the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health. LAVA works to recruit, credential, train, manage and deploy volunteers (medical and non-medical) to assist during emergencies and day-to-day activities by providing additional staff to meet health/medical surge needs.

March 18
Visitors in the City Hall lobby will be limited to 4 at one time until further notice. Common forms and permits are listed below. For your convenience, please download, then email the completed form to planning@carencro.org. For faster service and to avoid waiting in line please call 337-896-7971 to schedule an appointment before visiting City Hall.
Utility New Customer Application form
Mobile Home Permit Application form
Sign Permit Application form
Air Conditioning Permit Application form
Building Permit Application form
Driveway Permit Application form
Freeboard Elevation & Pre-Slab Survey form
Electrical Permit Application form
Plumbing Permit Application form
Commercial Permit Process form
Utility Move Out Request form
Backflow Inspection Report form

March 16
Carencro Mayor’s Court – March arraignments & trials rescheduled. Read more.
Parks & Recreation Commission of Carencro announces suspension of activities. Read more.

March 13
• The Carencro Cultural District’s Easter Family Fest has been canceled.

March 10
• You can learn what steps you should take by reading this Family Preparedness Guide from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Additional Resources
• Updates from the Louisiana Department of Health
• Updates from the Centers for Disease Control