City of Zachary

Coronavirus Information

News & Events

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

Summary of Cares Act Economic Relief Plan

Notice from the U.S. Treasury Department Regarding Small Business Capital Funds

Garbage/Trash Pickup Notice During Coronavirus Epidemic

There will be no impact to your scheduled residential garbage/trash and recycling collection service during the Coronavirus epidemic.  Due to the large amount of yard and green waste recently collected at households, the trucks may be delayed.  Please follow Waste Management’s recommended advice by bundling and tying together tree limbs and twigs in an easily handled package, not to exceed 4 feet in length or 12 inches in diameter or 35 pounds in weight.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 

Graves Urges Small Businesses to Fill Out a Paycheck Protection Program Application NOW

Local Declaration of a State of Emergency


The City has decided to close the HugYourPeople Community Playground through the duration of the Stay At Home Order issued by the Governor.


Zachary City Court is closed from March 23, 2020 through Friday April 10, 2020.  Zachary City Court will reopen on April 13, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.




In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Zachary has cancelled all remaining City Council Meetings, Planning and Zoning Meetings and Board Meetings until further notice.  This includes the previously scheduled Council Meeting on March 24 as well as the Planning and Zoning Meeting on April 6th.   

The City of Zachary is monitoring the situation and is currently working on a plan to stream the council meetings live on Facebook and the City of Zachary website in the future.


The Zachary Police Department is working with the City, Parish and State officials to manage the local impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective Wednesday March 17, 2020, Chief McDavid has instituted several changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community and within the Police Department Building. These changes are listed below.

  • We are limiting access to the Police Department building to employees only. We encourage citizens to contact the police department by phone.
    -   Emergency- 911
    -   Non-Emergency- 225-654-9393
    -   Records- 225-654-1904
    -   Chief’s Office- 225-654-0073
    -   CID Office- 225-654-1905
  • We ask that public records requests be made by email or mail.
    -   Mail- Zachary Police Department, PO Box 310, Zachary, La. 70791
    -   Email- or
  • Officers will continue to respond to calls when necessary. However, whenever possible, complaints will be taken over the phone.
  • Supervisors will decide whether a lower grade call such as minor thefts and property damage will be handled in person or by phone.
  • No curfew is in place at this time; however, this may change if necessary.
  • Following the executive order from the Governor’s Office,  there is a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people.

We ask that the citizens of Zachary not panic, we will get through this together. We encourage everyone to follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control Stay home if you are sick, cover your cough, clean and disinfect surfaces regularly, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.



A trip to the playground sounds fun, and viruses tend to spread less effectively outdoors. However, emerging evidence suggests that in a laboratory, COVID-19 can stay on different surfaces for hours to days.  Therefore, it would be impossible to sanitize these parks on a hourly/daily basis.  Play will be at your own risk. 

If it’s possible, consider a walk outside or adventure in nature as alternatives.


City of Zachary Implements Limited Access Policy for City Hall and City Annex



Louisiana Department of Health  

Louisiana Governor’s Office   
     Proclamation - Public Health Emergency - COVID-19
     Proclamation - Additional Measures For COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

City-Parish of East Baton Rouge

Centers for Disease Control


Zachary Community Schools
    Zachary Community School District Coronavirus Update 3/15/2020 



Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission

Zachary Youth Park Closes Until Further Notice



SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Navigating the Future Amidst COVID-19


Questions about COVID-19 now being answered by Louisiana 211 statewide network.  Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.