Updated: June 8, 2020


This most recent Order, issued on June 4, 2020, sets forth additional new guidelines for the state while continuing to ease some restrictions.  Noteworthy changes in this new Order include:

  • The following may open at 50% occupancy:
    • Churches and places of worship.
    • Restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops.
    • Shopping malls (including food courts, following restaurant guidance).
    • Gyms and fitness centers.
    • Barber and beauty shops and nail salons.
    • Movie theaters.
    • Racetracks (not open to spectators).
    • Museums (including children’s museums), zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits).
    • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits.
    • Massage establishments, spas, and tattoo establishments (under strict guidance from LDH), esthetician services (under strict guidance from the Cosmetology Board).
    • Pool halls, bowling alleys, and skating rinks (children must be accompanied by an adult).
    • Event Centers and wedding venues.
    • Outdoor playgrounds and play centers (children must be accompanied by an adult).
  • The following businesses remain closed: carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, fairs, contact sports, children’s indoor play centers, theme parks, concert and music halls, and other similar businesses. Live entertainment is not permitted inside any building or indoor function.
  • All owners and employees in businesses interacting with the public are still required to wear masks.

Updated: April 9, 2020

A new Executive Order from the Governor of Louisiana replaces the previous Order.  The new Order does not change which businesses may remain open or on what terms they conduct operations and remains in effect until April 30, 2020.



Executive Summary

The Louisiana Proclamation 33 JBE 2020 requires all citizens living within the State to stay at home except as allowed in the Order, and requires certain businesses and operations in the State, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations consistent with CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list, to reduce operations to continue with minimum contact with members of the public and essential employees. Certain other business deemed nonessential shall be closed to the public. Businesses that fall within a sector on the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list, and are, therefore, permitted to maintain operations, should take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing recommendations.

Summary of Order

  • Issued on March 22, 2020, Effective as of March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
  • Order terminates on April 13, 2020, unless terminated sooner.
  • Businesses that fall within a sector on the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list are permitted to maintain operations.
  • The following businesses are deemed nonessential and are, therefore, ordered to be closed to the public:
    • Places of public amusement
      • Trampoline parks
      • Water parks
      • Arcades
      • Pool halls
      • Playgrounds
    • Personal care and grooming business
    • Malls, except for stores in a mall that have a direct outdoor entrance and exit that provide essential services and products per CISA guidelines.
  • Any business that do not fall within the CISA list or the closed list are permitted to continue operations are ordered to reduce operations to continue minimum contact with members of the public and essential employees.
  • All businesses that continue operations are required to adhere to proper social distancing.
  • All businesses that remain open, but do not fall within the CISA recommendations, must not allow more than 10 people to gather at one time.


Critical infrastructure sectors listed in CISA guidance (check list at link above for detailed list of worker functions):

  • Healthcare / Public Health
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Other First Responders
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy — Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), Propane, and Other Liquid Fuels
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Other Community- or Government-Based Operations and Essential Functions
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Financial Services
  • Chemical
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services
  • Hygiene Products and Services