Coronavirus Resources for Small Businesses
Louisiana Governor Edwards signed an official order to enter Phase Three of reopening the state for business starting September 11, 2020. This order will remain in effect until October 9, 2020. In Phase Three, many businesses that were previously operating at a 50% capacity in Phase Two are now allowed to operate at a 75% capacity. The 75% capacity counts both the number of employees and members of the public as determined by the State Fire Marshal.
Businesses also have to ensure social distancing and provide increased sanitation. In addition, the state strongly recommends but doesn't require businesses to consider temperature checks before a person can enter, and posting the symptoms of COVID-19 outside with a request that symptomatic individuals not enter. The statewide mask mandate stays in effect. LSBA members can download a free generic poster to notify customers and employees that masks or face coverings are required to be worn at their business from our website by clicking here.
Businesses that can operate at 75% occupancy in Phase Three (previously at 50%) include:
Bars and breweries without LDH food permits:
Event Centers and Reception Halls
The following businesses remain closed:
For more information, visit OpenSafely.la.gov for guidance and updates from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Health. Business owners can register with this site which will allow you to receive updated communication, notifications, and helpful guidance via email specific to your business type. You can also download documents for guidance related to your specific type of business here.
For a guide listing businesses that can be open at any given time, visit gov.louisiana.gov/page/can-this-business-open.
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