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.
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, 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. All non-essential businesses are closed through April 12, 2020. Operations may be able to resume on April 13. However, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior.
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 would like to receive email updates as businesses are reopened and go back to regular hours, click here.
From music tours to a leisurely stroll through the rose gardens, Shreveport and Bossier City offer must-see attractions and fun things to do for the entire family. Book at tour at the Backstage Music Tour at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, use your wits to unlock clues at the Red Herring Escape Rooms, or catch an independent movie and sit on the balcony for dinner and cocktails at the Robinson Film Center. The sister cities offer so many fun things to see and do through the performing arts, museums, art galleries and historic places. Don’t forget to take advantage of free offerings, too.