Some Business Restrictions Eased


Some Business Restrictions Eased

On March 31, Governor Edwards announced the easing of restrictions on some businesses through April 28, 2021. View the order here.

Louisiana’s mask mandate and social distancing remains in place. Updates include:

  • Removes the limitations on when bars and restaurants may serve alcohol, defaulting to local ordinances. People younger than 21 are still not allowed inside bars and bars are only allowed to provide patrons with socially distanced seated service, under the new order.
  • Salons and beauty shops, gyms and fitness centers, malls and casinos also ill not have capacity limits, though social distancing and the mask mandate remain in place along with any other additional measures that may be required by the State Fire Marshal.
  • Businesses and venues that host larger gatherings, like receptions halls, will remain capped at 50 percent of their capacity, with a maximum gathering size of not more than 500 people indoors and strict social distancing. Outdoor events will be capped at 50 percent capacity and social distancing is also required. Some events may require prior approval by the State Fire Marshal.
  • Indoor and outdoor sporting events will be limited to 50 percent of their capacity, with social distancing. Masks are required under all circumstances.

Businesses can register at Open Safely to receive updated communication, notifications, and helpful guidance via email from the State Fire Marshal’s Office specific to your business type.

Download documents related to Phase 3 opening for specific business types