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Louisiana reopening cabins used for coronavirus isolation

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, August 12 2020 Aug 12, 2020 August 12, 2020 6:13 AM August 12, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is reopening cabins and camps at a state park that was used to isolate people who were waiting for coronavirus tests or tested positive, but didn't need hospitalization and either were homeless or needed to protect others in their households. 

The Office of State Parks says the cabins and camps at Bayou Segnette State Park have been fully sanitized and will reopen Friday, Office of State Parks spokeswoman Rebecca Rundell said Monday.

The state is taking reservations, and the promotion code “welcomeback” will get four nights for the price of three through Sept. 7, a news release said.

Bayou Segnett was one of three parks used for pandemic “isolation overflow” of people who didn’t need hospital care but either were homeless or couldn’t return home, such as those living with infants or people with compromised immune systems.

Chicot State Park, in Cajun country near Ville Platte, fully reopened June 26.

Lake Bistineau State Park’s trails and disc golf field are open for daytime use. Rundell said there’s no date set for reopening overnight facilities at that park, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east-southeast of Shreveport in north Louisiana.

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