Important information on School Bus Safety
As many schools across #Louisiana are beginning their new school year, Louisiana State Police would like to remind motorists, parents, and students to put safety at the forefront of their daily activities. Due to issues revolving around Covid-19, different school districts may choose to stagger times for students to arrive at school. Motorists need to drive with extra care and be mindful of school zone speed limits, children walking or biking to school, and school buses loading or unloading children.
A school bus is designed to be the safest vehicle on the road, but the greatest risk to our school-age children is the loading and unloading of children at bus stops. As a reminder to motorists, all vehicular traffic must stop no less than 30 feet from a school bus when the bus’s stop signals are activated. A vehicle approaching a stopped school bus from the opposite direction does not have to stop when traffic is separated by a divided median. However, drivers should always remain cautious of children boarding or exiting the bus.
Additionally, motorists are encouraged to remember that:
•Normal school zones are generally in effect on school days, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in the morning and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Due to Covid-19, these times may vary depending on location.
•Louisiana Law states that no person shall operate any wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle during the posted hours within a school zone. School zones across Louisiana are hands-free zones, so put that cell phone down while driving
• School crossing guards have the authority to direct vehicles through intersections when traffic lights are red and to stop vehicles when the traffic lights are green. Motorists who are approaching school zones are urged to pay attention to the school crossing guards for hand instructions.
We wish everyone a Safe and Great 2020-2021 school year! ... See more
Coronavirus Testing Available Tomorrow at the Houma Municipal Auditorium
Coronavirus Testing Available Tomorrow at the Houma Municipal Auditorium
Ochsner Health will be offering COVID-19 testing at the Houma-Municipal Auditorium on Verret Street on tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Testing will be available to those 2 and older.
Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status.
Testing will be available from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. or until all 150 kits have been utilized. ... See more
Coronavirus Testing at Mechanicville Gym in Houma on Friday, August 7th
Coronavirus Testing at Mechanicville Gym on Friday, August 7th
Ochsner’s Community Based Coronavirus testing will be conducted on Friday, August 7th at the Mechanicville Gym located at 2814 Senator Street in Houma. Testing will be conducted between the hours of 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. ... See more
Junior Auxiliary of Houma members are collecting gently used public school uniforms for all ages/sizes until July 31st.
These uniforms will be donated to local families who are in need, including those impacted by unemployment and financial stress of COVID19 and the oil/gas business.
Please bring your donations to any of the locations below or reach out to a JA of Houma member. Many thanks to these businesses for helping us collect donations:
💙Dishmans Flooring Center - 4633 W. Main St.
💙Chez Lili - 6114 W. Park Ave.
💙Haydel Dermatology - 578 Valhi Blvd.
💙Neils Small Engine - 6622 W.Park Ave.
💙The Zen Den, Health & Wellness - 410 Corporate Dr.
💙Stephanie Hebert Allstate Insurance - 845 Grand Caillou Rd.
💙Nam's Tire Service - 9005 E. Main St.
If you are in NEED of uniforms, please contact Kwanzaa Johnson (TPSD) at 985-879-6400 ext. 264. They will be ready for distribution August 4th. ... See more
"The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, with the assistance of the Parish fire departments, will be distributing free face masks to the residents of Terrebonne Parish on Tuesday, July 21, 2020." ... See more
😷😷Face Mask Distribution to Terrebonne Parish Residents😷😷
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, with the assistance of the Parish fire departments, will be distributing free face masks to the residents of Terrebonne Parish on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
100,000 face masks will be distributed to residents of the parish at various store locations and fire stations throughout the parish. Distribution will also occur at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
“We want to make sure that all residents have an opportunity to have a mask to comply with the mandatory face covering order issued by the Governor Edwards.” said Parish President Gordon Dove. “This will allow the residents of our Parish the opportunity to continue to protect our families, neighbors, co-workers and ourselves from the spread of coronavirus.”
Parish President Dove would like to thank the local fire departments and parish employees for assisting with the distribution of the face masks to the public.
Masks will be distributed from the following stores beginning Tuesday morning, July 21st at 9AM until all masks are distributed:
• Rouse’s Supermarket – Prospect Street
• Cannata’s Market – West Main Street
• Lowe’s – Martin Luther King Boulevard
• Walmart – Martin Luther King Boulevard
• Walmart – Grand Caillou Road
• Home Depot – Martin Luther King Boulevard
• Academy Sports and Outdoors – Martin Luther King Boulevard
• Sam’s Club – Martin Luther King Boulevard
Drive-thru distribution of face masks will be conducted at the following Parish fire departments, beginning Tuesday, July 21st beginning at 9AM until supplies last:
• Bayou Black Fire Department – 2820 Savanne Road
• Bayou Blue Fire Department - Central Station – 1870 Bayou Blue Road and Station #2 – 3099 Bayou Blue Road
• Bayou Cane Fire Department – Central Station – 6166 West Main Street
• Bourg Fire Department – 4317 Hwy 24
• Coteau Fire Department – Krewe of Hercules Den, 1928 Coteau Road, Next to Coteau Fire Station #2
• Dularge Fire Department – Station #2 – 631 Bayou Dularge Road and the Central Station – 1767 Bayou Dularge Road
• Grand Caillou Fire Department – Ashland North Station – 175 Mozart Drive
• Little Caillou Fire Department – Station 2 – 5016 Hwy 56
• Montegut Fire Department – Station 1 – 1105 Hwy 55
• Schriever Fire Department – 1529 West Park Avenue
• West Terrebonne Fire Department – Station 1 – 116 Merry Moss Lane, Gibson
• Village East Fire Department – 100 Development Street
Face masks will be distributed from 9AM until supplies last by the Houma Fire Department at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Please enter the civic center parking lot from Civic Center Boulevard.
Face masks are also available at the Parish’s purchasing department at 301 Plant Road in Houma from 9AM to 4PM.
Residents are reminded that even though you are wearing a face mask, you should still practice the 6-foot social distancing rule while around other people. ... See more
The Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru emergency food distribution on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. in Houma, Louisiana. Distribution is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. or until supplies run out. For more ... See more
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