Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. A statewide "stay at home" order was issued through April 30 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.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Most current information as of Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:00 am

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 from March 18-April 12, 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 issued a statewide "stay at home" order until April 12, 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. Operations may be able to resume on April 13. However, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior.

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 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/