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.
Most current information as of Wednesday, May 6, 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 following measures have been taken: the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s Downtown Shreveport Visitor Center and Shreveport Regional Airport Visitor Center are closed to the public through May 30, 2020, to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The staff is working remotely to reach out to clients, event planners, business owners, and the hospitality industry to keep up with postponements, cancellations, and openings, as well as prepare for the time when we can invite visitors back into our sister cities.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and has extended a statewide "stay at home" order until May 15, 2020, requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19.
We encourage all consumers to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the practice of social distancing and following stay-at-home mandates. If you are an essential employee who is still reporting to work, remember that many local restaurants are offering special services during these challenging times. Please consider making use of these options.
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 every day, 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 email@example.com.
More information regarding COVID-19 in Louisiana can be found at:
|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.|