Following the directive from Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health, the City of New Roads today announced the decision to postpone Stimulus Pop Up on Main Street, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 6, in downtown New Roads.
“We were hopeful that we would have moved forward to Phase 3,” said Mayor Dukes. “However, we are in support of the Governor’s directive hence recently extending the modified Phase 2 order – limiting all outdoor gatherings to 25% capacity until February 10. The health and welfare of the participants, as well as local communities at large, are the highest priority.”
The pop-up shop was designed to influence retail growth as well as help promote and improve the local economy impacted during the pandemic. This marketplace will provide small business owners from across the state an opportunity to connect with customers to promote their products and earn revenue lost in 2020. Registered vendor’s received free space.
“We are actively working to reschedule this event,” said Mayor Dukes. “We will continue to closely monitor the situation. We are committed and invested in being inclusive to small business owners and entrepreneurs around the state.”
The best option for an alternate date will be determined as soon as possible. To help keep everyone safe, the City encourages everyone to stay home if they’re feeling sick, wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching their face with unwashed hands, cover coughs, avoid crowds as much as possible, and to practice social distancing.