COVID-19

Phase One – Reopening

As we get ready to enter into Phase 1 of reopening, Governor John Bel Edwards declared some non-essential businesses will be able to resume operations on Saturday, May 16 with restrictions and guidelines for how to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

State buildings will begin to be open to the public on May 15 at 25 percent occupancy and state agencies are directed to continue to bring more state employees back to work in person, with proper distancing and protections in place. In line with the White House Phase One guidance, all employers that can are encouraged to continue to allow their employees to work remotely where possible, and to plan to space out their employees, close communal spaces, require face coverings like masks and increase sanitation protocols when employees do return to the office.

People who are at a higher risk of becoming ill from COVID-19 are encouraged to continue to Stay at Home. However, all individuals are still Safer at Home and should limit their exposure to the novel coronavirus when in public by wearing a facial covering like a cloth mask, practicing good hygiene, including frequent handwashing, and maintaining at least six feet of social distance from people who are not in their households.

Owners of businesses or chuches, should visit opensafely.la.gove to view speicific guidance and resources on reopening.

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES:

Business and faith leaders should register at OpenSafely.la.gov to receive guidance and updates from the State Fire Marshal’s office and the Louisiana Department of Health.

For a guide of businesses that can be open at any given time, visit https://gov.louisiana.gov/can-this-business-open/

Members of the public can continue to get information from the Governor’s office by visiting Coronavirus.la.gov and by texting LACOVID to 67283.

Members of the public can continue to get information from the Department of Health by visiting ldh.la.gov/coronavirus
People with general questions about COVID-19 in Louisiana can call 211.

Be Smart. Stay Safe. Mask Up.

Phase Two – Reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards signed the order for Louisiana Phase Two reopening. This means more businesses can operate with some restrictions in place to protect the public and their employees. Additional businesses will be able to operate in Phase Three.

Business owners should review the updated Phase Two order, as this is the best way to determine if they can open, and refer to guidance from the State Fire Marshal (SFM) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) shared on OpenSafely.la.gov. No business is required to register at this site to reopen. Below is an overview of which businesses can be open.

Please note: employees that deal with the public MUST wear face masks when a business is open, and all businesses must practice social distancing. The Governor strongly urges people to wear masks or cloth face coverings when they are in public and interacting with members outside of their households.

Click the link to view Phase Two Reopenin as of June 5:

Phase THREE – Reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards signed the order for Louisiana Phase Three reopening. This means more businesses can operate with some restrictions in place to protect the public and their employees.

Click the link below to review PHASE THREE REOPENING:
https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/158-JBE-2020-State-of-Emergency-Renewing-COVID-19-Resilient-Louisiana.pdf

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