The City of Westwego would like to inform the citizens about the information that we received from the state concerning the Corona Virus. This was not a decision made by the Mayor or the City Council.
Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego is being used as a possible overflow isolation area for people with suspected cases of the COVID-19, according to the Office of State Parks. The park is closed to the public and will be evacuated. Reservations through April 13 will be canceled. "We are committed to assisting with needed services and facilities during this public health crisis," said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. "While we understand that this will inconvenience visitors with reservations at this park, the greater mission right now is to do everything possible to get this virus under control." All other Louisiana State Parks are open and operating normally, according to the Office of State Parks.
The number of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Louisiana has increased from 36 to 51, the Louisiana Dept. of Health reported Saturday morning.
COVID-19 cases in Louisiana grow by 15; Orleans Parish total up to 36. The vast majority of COVID-19 cases are in the greater New Orleans area: 36 are in Orleans Parish; 7 are in Jefferson Parish. St. John the Baptist also has its first case.
The park is about a 30-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. It has 16 deluxe cabins, which sleep up to eight people, according to the park's website. There is a group camp, with a kitchen, dining hall and two dormitories, which sleep up to 80 people. It also has 98 campsites, with electrical and water hook ups. Park amenities include a wave pool, nature trail and seven pavilions.