Phase I Re-Opening Begins May 15, Parish Released Final Plan Today
Yesterday, Gov. Edwards announced that Louisiana will begin to move into Phase 1 of re-opening the economy starting on May 15. Phase I is expected to last a minimum of 21 days before moving into Phase 2. Click
to read full announcement.
Parish President Mike Cooper issued the following statement regarding the reopening plan:
“The Governor’s decision for a Phase One reopening on Friday, May 15th, is great news. We’ve been strategically and thoughtfully preparing for this announcement through research, focus groups, and the help of industry regulating boards — and I can honestly say we are ready with our reopening plan. What I want to continue to stress is that we need to reopen responsibly, using precautions already in place, so we continue to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy."
The parish released the final
Live Safe. Work Safe. Shop Safe. Action Plan
to read the plan for specific information.
The following establishments may operate with 25% of total occupancy as defined by the State Fire Marshal and restrictions as set forth on page 6 of the plan:
- Essential businesses will continue to operate under provided guidelines
- Places of worship – indoor services
- Restaurants, coffee shops, cafes – indoor table service
- Bars and breweries which hold an LDH food service certificate
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Anchor stores of shopping malls with exterior doors accessible by the public
- Movie theaters
- Museums (excluding children’s museums and any tactile exhibits)
- Barbershops, hair salons, nail salons
- Youth activities including youth recreation, non-contact sports, day and
- overnight camps, and other programs
- Office-based work
- Expanded Government Services
- All non-CISA and non-closed businesses
- Large venues (e.g., sporting venues, special event facilities)