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Government Issued Orders and Guidance

Lafayette Parish Bars May Open in Phase 3

As of September 24 bars in Lafayette Parish will be allowed to open for on-premises consumption at the full extent authorized by the Governor’s current proclamation. Bars allowed to open under the order must adhere to the following restrictions:

  • Bars may reopen and offer tableside service only. Standing and bar service will be prohibited.
  • Indoor capacity shall be limited to a 25% occupancy rate or 50 people, whichever is less.
  • Outdoor capacity shall be limited to 50 people and only for tableside service.
  • Tables shall be spaced in accordance with State Fire Marshal social distancing guidelines.
  • Bars and other Class AG permit holders including daiquiri shops must cease all sale and service of alcoholic beverages and close no later than 11 P.M.
  • No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be allowed on to the premises.
  • Live music is prohibited.

State Remains Phase 3

On October 8, Governor Edwards announced Louisiana will remain in Phase 3 until November 6. View the current order here. View the extension of emergency provisions here

Highlights from the order include:

  • Restaurants, churches, salons, gyms will open to 75% of their capacity
  • Entities that were limited to 50% in Phase 2 are included in this increase to 75%
  • Bars will remain closed for on-premise consumption in parishes with a high COVID case count
  • Bars can apply for a restaurant license if they have a kitchen/serve food
  • Parishes with a low COVID case count (5% or less positivity rate) can opt-in to open bars up to 25% of capacity
  • Bars that will be allowed to open can have no more than 50 people outdoors
  • All drinks must be ordered at the table and brought to the table by waitstaff
  • Alcohol sales end and establishments will close at 11:00 p.m.
  • Casinos will stay at 50% total capacity and 75% of the gaming positions
  • Alcohol sales for on-premise consumption will end at 10:00 pm for casinos, restaurants, and all other venues
  • Sports venues can operate at 25% with no alcohol sales
  • No nursing home visitation as of now, LDH is working on a pilot program that would allow limited visitation for parishes with low COVID cases (less than 5%) and no cases in the last 14 days.
  • Indoor social gatherings, like weddings or receptions, will be limited to the lesser of 250 people or 50 percent capacity of the facility. Outdoors, crowd sizes are limited to 50 percent capacity, up to 250 people, if people will be in close proximity and social distancing is not possible.
  • Mask mandate remains in place
  • CDC guidelines remain in effect

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 1/2/3 opening for specific business types.


State Remains in Phase 2

On August 26, Governor Edwards announced Louisiana will remain in Phase 2 until September 11. View the current order here. View the August 7 order here. View the July 23 extended order here. The June 4 official order is here. An overview can be found in this news release.

Businesses that will be able to open at 50 percent occupancy include:

  • Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
  • Shopping malls (including food courts, following restaurant guidance)
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Barber and beauty shops and nail salons
  • Movie theaters
  • Racetracks (not open to spectators)
  • Museums (including children’s museums), zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
  • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits
  • Massage establishments, spas, and tattoo establishments (under strict guidance from LDH), esthetician services (under strict guidance from the Cosmetology Board)
  • Pool halls, bowling alleys and skating rinks (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Event Centers and wedding venues
  • Outdoor playgrounds and play centers (children must be accompanied by an adult)

The following businesses remain closed: carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, fairs, contact sports, children’s indoor play centers, theme parks, concert and music halls, and other similar businesses. Live entertainment is not permitted inside any building or indoor function.

Download documents related to Phase 1 and Phase 2 opening for specific business types here.


Statewide Mask Mandate Issued

Effective July 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19. The Governor also limited indoor social gatherings like wedding receptions, class reunions and parties to 50 total people. With these additional restrictions, Louisiana remains in Phase Two of the Roadmap for a Resilient Louisiana. View the proclamation here.

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Phase 1

On May 11, Governor Edwards announced Louisiana will move into Phase 1 reopening on May 15. The official order is here. An overview can be found in this news release.

New types of businesses that may open beginning on May 15, with 25 percent occupancy limits, sanitation guidelines and spacing for physical distancing include:

  • Interior stores at enclosed malls
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Barber shops and hair and nail salons
  • Casinos and Video Poker
  • Theaters
  • Racetracks (not open to spectators)
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
  • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits

The following businesses remain closed: massage establishments and spas, tattoo parlors, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, trampoline parks, arcades, fairs, bars and breweries without LDH food permits, pool halls, contact sports, children’s play centers, playgrounds, theme parks, adult entertainment venues, and other similar businesses.

Download documents related to Phase 1 opening for specific business types here.

 


Stay at Home Order Extended

On April 30, Governor Edwards formally extended the Stay at Home Order through May 15. Get details here. View the full order here. Three major changes in the new Stay at Home Order include:

  • Malls will remain closed to the public, but stores may open for curbside delivery.
  • Restaurants will be allowed to open their outside areas for patrons to eat meals only, without tableside service.
  • All employees of a business who have contact with the public must wear a mask.

Can your business open? Find out here.

State Fire Marshal Interpretive Memorandum regarding Restaurant/Food Service Outdoor Seating Criteria (4/28/20)

Open Safely
This site allows you to register your business to receive updated communication, notifications, and helpful guidance via email from the State Fire Marshal’s Office specific to your business type.
Louisiana Department of Health issued a revised order for medical and surgical procedures which will go into effect on Monday, April 27. Get details here. Read the order here.   
Lafayette Parish Safe Shop Guidelines from Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Lafayette Mayor-President Guillory's Stay at Home proclamation is here.

Stay at Home Order Issued

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order which went into effect Monday, March 23, at 5:00 p.m., to limit movements outside of the home beyond essential needs and essential work as outlined in the order.

  • View the full order here to see a list of prohibited businesses.
  • Examples of essential workers as defined by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), can be found here and here.

 


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