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.
Shreveport and Bossier City are reaching out to evacuees from areas affected by hurricanes and other emergency situations. Here are some resources that are available to those in need.
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau will make daily calls to our partner hotels to check availability.
The following are websites that provide assistance and information:
fema.gov - FEMA's resource page
femaevachotels.com - FEMA evacuee hotel list
fema.gov/mobile-app - get the FEMA mobile app
disasterassistance.gov/ - register for FEMA assistance and obtain a temporary housing assistance voucher
lincc.us – shelter information, where to get help, how to volunteer
lsart.org – Louisiana State Animal Response Team information
safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/ - register yourself to let friends and family know you are safe and well
Pet owners are also encouraged to contact the Caddo Parish Animal Control (318-226-6624) or Bossier Parish Animal Control (318-741-8499) for boarding information or a private boarding facility. Many of our hotels are pet-friendly and this information can be found on the bureau’s website at www.shreveport-bossier.org/hotels/pet-friendly/.
School age kids? Caddo Parish School Board, 318-603-6300, and Bossier Parish School Board, 318-549-5000, are ready to enroll students. Special assistance is available for uniforms, etc.
For local transportation needs, the Shreveport public transportation system, SporTran, offers a number of routes in both Shreveport and Bossier City. The phone number is 318-221-7433. Visit www.sportran.org for price, routes and other details.