Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Although many businesses have been approved for limited reopening, some nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Most current information as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has been carefully monitoring travel conditions in regard to COVID-19.  First and foremost, we want to protect the health and safety of our community and visitors to Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. As of this notice, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s Downtown Shreveport Visitor Center is now open. The Shreveport Regional Airport Visitor Center remains closed to the public.

Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that Louisiana will move into Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening guidelines on Friday, June 5. Under Phase 2, bars and breweries without an LDH food permit are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity. Spas, massage establishments, tattoo parlors, bowling alleys, arcades, trampoline parks, and event centers are also able to reopen in Phase 2. Restaurants, stores, and other businesses that have been operating at 25% capacity will be able to operate at 50% capacity in Phase 2.

WHAT REMAINS OPEN IN PHASE TWO:
At 50% capacity:
- Retail, including malls
- Places of worship
- Restaurants
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Hair and nail salons
- Casinos and video poker
- Theaters, skating rinks and bowling alleys
- Museums, zoos and aquariums
- Solo and non-contact sports
- Bars and breweries with LDH food permits

WHAT'S NEW IN PHASE TWO:
- Spas, massage establishments and esthetician services
- Tattoo parlors
- Pool halls, bowling alleys and skating rinks
- Event centers and wedding venues
- Outdoor playgrounds and play centers
- Bars without LDH food permits (at 25% capacity)

We encourage all consumers to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the practice of wearing masks and social distancing. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and announce plans to reopen when appropriate. For visitor information and updates, please call 318-222-9391 or visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org. You can also get updates by following our social media pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LouisianasOtherSide and Twitter at https://twitter.com/sbctb. However, things are changing frequently, so please call ahead before you visit a business to be sure they can accommodate you.

If you know of changes and postponements, please email it to Pat Gill at pgill@sbctb.org.

More information regarding COVID-19 in Louisiana can be found at:
https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/89

http://ldh.la.gov/coronavirus/


Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau President Stacy Brown and Vice President of Communications Brandy Evans discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Shreveport-Bossier's hospitality industry and the steps we're taking to reopen safely.

 

  The COVID-19 pandemic presents an enormous challenge to tourism and hospitality-related businesses in Shreveport-Bossier and across the globe. Recently, Stacy Brown, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, sat down with Brandy Evans, vice president of communications, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism and hospitality industry, to offer insight about what’s next, and to share where to find resources. Like so many other destination marketing organizations around the world, Shreveport-Bossier is now preparing for the road ahead. Challenging times aren’t new for this industry, but neither is our resiliency. We will rebound together, even stronger than before.
     
  On May 6, 2020, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau President Stacy Brown sat down for a second installment of "The Road Ahead," a conversation with Vice President of Communications Brandy Evans. Topics addressed include the impact of COVID-19 on Shreveport-Bossier's tourism and hospitality industry, plans for re-opening the Tourist Bureau's Downtown Shreveport Visitor's Center, and the Tourist Bureau's upcoming DMAP re-certification project.

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