COVID-19 22nd District Information and Updates

Phase 1 Plan for Public Access to Our Office

3.23.2020 District Attorney Office Update

To comply with Governor Edwards’ Executive Order of March 22, 2020 to “Stay at Home”, Mr. Montgomery has closed his offices to the public.   However, Mr. Montgomery’s office will continue to serve our community.  To that end, staff members will be available to you by telephone and electronic mail.

All those wishing to conduct business with our office are encouraged to contact us by email to damontgomery@22da.com

Or by phone at the:

St. Tammany Parish Justice Center, Covington, at 985 809-8383

Washington Parish, Franklinton, at 985 839-6711

Slidell Office, Slidell, at 985 646-4110

Civil Department, Koop Drive at 985 898-3427 This page will be updated when there is additional and new information about our office’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We will also provide regular public updates on the operating status of our offices via our Facebook accounts.


Statements from District Attorney Warren Montgomery

3.25.20 Statement of D.A. Warren Montgomery on Steps to Prevent the Spread of Conoravirus and Protect the Public by Targeted Reduction of Jail Populations

In coordination and collaboration with the judges, public defender and sheriffs of the Washington & St. Tammany Parishes, DA Warren Montgomery has taken the following steps to reduce the jail populations in Washington & St. Tammany Parishes:

  • Screening the jail list to identify infirm or otherwise medically high risk prisoners for possible early release
  • Discontinuing the transportation of inmates to courthouses
  • Supporting a summons in lieu of arrest for non-violent, non-dangerous, non-habitual offenders
  • Screening post-adjudicated parish time offenders for time served release
  • Using technology to video conference bench hearings, guilty pleas and other court appearances

    “These procedures should enhance public health and public safety.  I commend my staff and all of the criminal justice stakeholders for their leadership.  I promise the public that we will continue to use innovative and creative means to protect and serve them under these challenging circumstances.”

March 18, 2020 Statement

“We are taking all proactive means available to us, to assure the safety of our employees while continuing to address the needs of the public.  If you have questions or concerns, the most efficient way to communicate with us is via email at DAMontgomery@22da.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.

This is a fluid and challenging environment, and I commend the Judges, Clerks of Court, Registrars of Voters, Assessors, law enforcement and other public officials for working together in a collaborative approach.

As your District Attorney I have increased efficiencies and reduced costs through the use of technology. As a result, one of the advantages today is that my Assistant District Attorneys and Investigators were able to immediately begin to work remotely. I am working to increase the ability of other staff to work remotely as much as possible. This will increase their and the public’s health and safety.

Nonetheless, the Covington and Franklinton District Attorney’s offices are open for business with limited access to the general public. If your business can be handled over the phone or electronically please do so. Email for all offices:  damontgomery@22da.com. Phone: Covington 985-809-8383 and Franklinton
985-839-6711.

Thank you for your understanding and support. Following are links to updates on other courthouses and agencies.”

See Justice Center updates in the 22nd JDC Chief Judge, Hon. Dawn Amacker’s Second Amendment to Court’s Order of March 13, 2020, which was updated today: https://22ndjdc.org/covid-order/

Read Washington Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr’s update. http://www.washingtonparishalerts.org/files/133911908.pdf

Review today’s revised Executive Order from St. Tammany Parish President, Michael B. Cooper updating on closures at the Justice Center in Covington. http://www.stpgov.org/files/EO2020.03.17(002).pdf
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Resources


Basic Needs – Text Vialink/2-1-1
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National

Summary of Cares Act from Steve Scalise
H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Summary

Center for Disease Control and Prevention –
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index

How the Treasury Department is Helping – https://home.treasury.gov/coronavirus

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America –
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

National Council on Aging –
https://www.ncoa.org/blog/coronavirus-what-older-adults-need-to-know/?utm_source=ncoa&utm_medium=homepage

AARP –
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/

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Louisiana

Phase 1 Statewide, May 15th

Update: 3/24/2020  DISASTER INFORMATION FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CONSTITUENTS
https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Ca ssidy%20Disaster%20Guide%20-%20Coronavirus1.pdf

3/22/2020 – Gov. Edwards Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order to Further Fight the Spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana – News: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2427.

Order: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/JBE-33-2020.pdf

Office of the Governor –
https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/89 and Proclamation number JBE 2020 -30 updated 3.16.20

Louisiana Department of Health –
http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

Secretary of State –
https://www.sos.la.gov/OurOffice/PublishedDocuments/031320PressReleaseCOVID19.Final.pdf
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Local22nd JDC

Phase 1 plan for Public Access to Our Office

Justice Center
https://22ndjdc.org/

COVID ORDER 5.15.2020

1st COVID Order of 3.17.20

2nd Amendment to Court’s Order Update as of 3.20.20
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3rd Amendment to Court’s Order Updated as of 4.9.20

4th COVID Order and Letter 4.24.20 – Covid-19 Order 4 22 2020 CHIEF JUDGE LTR 04_24_2020 COVID ORDER 04_24_2020

Washington Parish Resources

Washington Parish COVID 19 Resources Week of 4 20 20

Living Well-Ahead During COVID-19

Curfew- https://www.facebook.com/WashPSO/posts/2826625817424875

Parish – http://www.washingtonparishalerts.org/ and http://www.washingtonparishalerts.org/files/133911908.pdf

Fast Command – http://rmc.fastcommand.com/getpage.php?name=Coronavirus

Riverside Medical Center – https://www.rmchospital.com/

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital – https://oloah.org/coronavirus/for-hospital-visitors

Council on Aging – http://www.washingtoncoa.org/index.html

Assessor – http://www.washingtonparishassessor.org/

School System – https://www.wpsb.org/covid19

Kids/School – https://www.bogalusadailynews.com/2020/03/13/coronavirus-leading-to-closings-other-changes-in-parish/

Sheriff – http://wpso.la.gov/ and https://www.facebook.com/WashPSO/

Coroner – Call

Clerk of Court – https://washingtonparishclerk.org/

City of Bogalusa – https://www.bogalusa.org/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=755

Town of Franklinton – http://townoffranklinton.com/Contact-Us

Village of Angie – https://villageofangie.org/

Libraries – https://washingtonparishlibrary.info/

Bogalusa Daily News – https://www.bogalusadailynews.com/2020/03/13/coronavirus-leading-to-closings-other-changes-in-parish/

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News Conferences

3/23/2020 – St. Tammany Parish – President Mike Cooper Press Conference

St. Tammany Parish Government Press Conference March 13, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Resources

St Tammany Back to Work Action Plan

St Tammany Safe COVID website

Parish – http://www.stpgov.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219&catid=2&fbclid=IwAR1rj09OIMHCrUIGT36jUDpJhlFbQToVHoGQrkaq3FuxFvqDX-BD0_FmGNY and latest Executive Order http://www.stpgov.org/files/EO2020.03.17(002).pdf

Seniors – Council on Aging St. Tammany – https://coastseniors.org/wpress/

Assessor – https://stpao.org/covid-19-notice/

School Board –  http://www.stpsb.org/coronavirus/

Sheriff – https://www.facebook.com/stpso/posts/?ref=page_internal

Coroner –

Clerk of Court –

St. Tammany Library – https://www.sttammanylibrary.org/news/coronavirus/

City of Slidell – http://myslidell.com/slidell-issues-state-of-emergency-due-to-covid-19/

City of Mandeville – https://www.cityofmandeville.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-alert/

City of Covington – https://www.covla.com/docs/City%20of%20Covington%20Update%20Press%20Release.pdf

Town of Pearl River –http://pearlriverla.com/

Town of Madisonville –https://townofmadisonville.org/

Town of Abita Springs – https://www.townofabitasprings.com/covid19

Village of Folsom – Nothing, call them. http://www.villageoffolsom.com/

Village of Sun – https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Town-Hall/The-Village-Of-Sun-115759743126725/

St Tammany Emergency Contacts – http://www.stpgov.org/government/public-safety

St. Tammany Parish Hospital – http://www.stph.org/COVID-19Statement03132020 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWZMVJEgRLI&feature=youtu.be

Slidell Memorial – https://www.slidellmemorial.org/blog/coronavirus-covid-19

Ochsner – https://www.ochsner.org/coronavirus

Lakeview Regional – https://lakeviewregional.com/covid-19/index.dot#aboutcovid

St. Tammany Corporation – http://sttammanycorp.org/covid-19-resource-and-information-center/
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KIDS

If you have children or students that you would like to educate about COVID-19 and ways to prevent it, here are some resources:

CDC Guide: Talking with Children About Coronavirus Disease 2019

BrainPOP Video on Coronavirus

A Comic on Coronavirus from NPR

Germ Smart Kids- How To Wash Your Hands Video

CDC’s Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes Video

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