COVID Love in Shreveport-Bossier

COVID-19 UPDATES

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.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards is tightening Louisiana’s COVID-19 restrictions as cases and hospitalizations rise across the state.

Edwards announced that Louisiana will returned to a “modified Phase 2” starting on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The new proclamation will be in effect for four weeks, until Dec. 23.

For all the following guidelines, mask-wearing and social distancing are required.

  • Sporting events are limited to 25% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness center limited to 50% capacity
  • Restaurants, coffee shops, cafes limited to 50% capacity
  • Casinos and video poker are limited to 50% capacity
  • Non-essential retail is limited to 50% capacity
  • Churches and places of worship limited to 75% capacity
  • Indoor gatherings limited to 25% occupancy or up to 75 people
  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 25% occupancy or up to 150 people
  • Bars can be open to on-premises inside consumption for parishes under 5% positivity. Bars with positivity OVER 5% can do outdoor consumption. Still capped 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. 

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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