COVID-19 | 22nd Judicial District Information and Updates 


March 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 [email protected]

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 985 898-3427This 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

March 25, 2020
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

“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 [email protected]. 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:  [email protected]. Phone: Covington 985-809-8383 and Franklinton

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:

Read Washington Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr’s update.

Review today’s revised Executive Order from St. Tammany Parish President, Michael B. Cooper updating on closures at the Justice Center in Covington.

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Basic Needs

Basic Needs – Text Vialink/2-1-1

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Update: 3/24/2020  DISASTER INFORMATION FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CONSTITUENTS 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:


Office of the Governor – and Proclamation number JBE 2020 -30 updated 3.16.20

Louisiana Department of Health –

Secretary of State –
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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

Parish – and latest Executive Order

Seniors – Council on Aging St. Tammany –

Assessor –

School Board –

Sheriff –

Coroner –

Clerk of Court –

St. Tammany Library –

City of Slidell –

City of Mandeville –

City of Covington –

Town of Pearl River –

Town of Madisonville –

Town of Abita Springs –

Village of Folsom – Nothing, call them.

Village of Sun –

St Tammany Emergency Contacts –

St. Tammany Parish Hospital – and

Slidell Memorial –

Ochsner –

Lakeview Regional –

St. Tammany Corporation –

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