The Sabine Parish Police Jury has issued an order closing all vacation rentals around Toledo Bend until April 30, 2020. Parish leaders want people who are from out of town and have flooded the area filling public lodging, rental units, camps and RV parks to head out. They have stated these additional numbers risk permanent residents by overwhelming limited health care capacity and groceries/supplies.
After Thursday, April 2, 2020, violators face revocation of their rental licenses, fines of $500 or six months in jail.
The order does not include Long-term rentals – 30 days or longer, rental stays where guests checked in no later than March 16 , rentals to military, emergency, government, health or infrastructure response, travelers engaged in non-vacation commercial activities and those involved in essential jobs.