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.
Shreveport and Bossier City are home to several new behind-the-scenes and hands-on tours at local attractions. The new group tours have been designed to be special, one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be done anywhere but Shreveport. Every tour is interactive and will surprise and delight visitors with elements such as taste-testing rose food products to walking in the footsteps of music legends like Elvis Presley. These experiences are ideal for groups of ten or more like motorcoach groups, reunions, girlfriend getaways, small meeting after-hours and more.