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Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard – PROCLAMATION NUMBER 66 JBE 2021 -  3/31/2021
Emergency

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PHASE 3 OF RESILIENT LOUISIANA


PHASE 3 ORDER

A) All individuals who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should

stay at home, unless travelling outside the home for an essential activity, such as:

I) Obtaining food, medicine, and other similar goods necessary for the

individual or a family member of the individual.

2) Obtaining medical care and treatment and other similar vital services for an

individual or a family member of the individual.

3) Going to and from an individual's workplace.

4) Going to and from the home of a family member.

5) Going to and from an individual's place of worship.

6) Engaging in outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of

six feet from one another.

Those individuals who are at higher risk of severe illness, as designated by the

Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are those with conditions such as asthma,

chronic lung disease, compromised immune systems (including from smoking,

cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies,

poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or use of corticosteroids or other immune

weakening medications), diabetes, serious heart disease (including heart failure,

coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and

hypertension), chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, liver disease, or

severe obesity or those who are 65 or older or living in a nursing home or longterm care facility.

This Subsection does not apply to any individuals who are fully vaccinated

(someone who is at least two weeks beyond receiving a full administration of covid-19 vaccine)

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONAL MITIGATION MEASURES

1) Restaurants, Cafes, and Coffee Shops

a) All restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops shall be allowed to provide

dine-in service under the following conditions:

i) Waiting areas shall be closed. Members of the public should be

required to make reservations or to wait outside, while

maintaining social distancing, or in vehicles.

ii) All buffets or other common food stations shall remain closed

for self-service. However, restaurants that operate buffet-style

may provide dine-in service if a restaurant employee is stationed

at the buffet to serve dine-in customers.

b) Any business operating pursuant to this Paragraph is encouraged to

follow the applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published

at opensafely.la.gov and the Louisiana Department of Health with

regard to sanitization and disinfection.

2) Beauty Shops, Salons, and Ba.rber Shops

All beauty shops, salons, and barber shops shall be allowed to operate under

the following conditions:

a) Waiting areas shall be closed. Members of the public should be

required to make reservations or to wait outside, while maintaining

social distancing, or in vehicles.

b) Any business operating pursuant to this Paragraph is encouraged to

follow the applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published

at opensafely.la.gov and their applicable regulatory board or agency

with regard to sanitization and disinfection.

3) Shopping Malls

All shopping malls shall be allowed to operate under the· following

conditions:

a) Mall food courts may open in line with the restaurant guidance

contained in Paragraph ( l) of this Subsection and the restaurant

guidance published at opensafely.la.gov.

b) Any establishment in operation is encouraged to follow guidance from

the Louisiana Department of Health with regard to sanitization and

disinfection.

4) Casinos, Racetracks, and Video Poker Establishments

a) Lobbies or other areas where members of the public may congregate

(except for bathrooms) shall be closed to the public. Members of the

public should be required to wait outside, while maintaining social

distancing, or in vehicles.

5) Gyms and fitness centers

a) Waiting rooms, lobbies, or other areas where members of the public

may congregate (except for bathrooms) shall be closed to the public.

Members of the public should be required to wait outside, while

maintaining social distancing, or in vehicles.

b) Any business operating pursuant to this Paragraph is encouraged to

follow the applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published

at opensafely.la.gov and the Louisiana Department of Health with

regard to sanitization and disinfection.

6) Athletic events

a) No stadium, sports complex, or arena hosting any athletic event,

whether amateur or professional, shall exceed 50% of the total

occupancy, while adhering to the maximum social distancing possible

between spectators, as determined by the State Fire Marshal.

b) Alcohol sales shall be permitted at athletic events under the following

conditions:

i) All patrons purchasing an alcoholic beverage shall be required

to return to their ticketed seats for consumption and shall not

be allowed to stand or congregate in open areas to consume

alcohol.

ii) Crowd managers and signage shall be utilized to instruct

patrons that alcoholic beverages shall be consumed at the

patron's ticketed seat and shall not occur while standing or

congregating in open areas.

iii) Alcohol shall not be sold to a patron who is not wearing a face

covering.

iv) The stadium, sports complex, or arena shall further comply

with any guidance or regulations from the State Fire Marshal

or the Commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

v) This provision does not supersede any local governmental

restrictions regarding alcohol sales at athletic events.

c) Any event held pursuant to this Paragraph is encouraged to follow the

applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published at

opensafelv.la.gov and the Louisiana Department of Health with regard

to social distancing, sanitization, and disinfection.

d) Face coverings are required for all attendees and spectators.

7) Event centers and reception halls

a) No establishment shall exceed 50% of the total occupancy or 500

people, whichever is less, as determined by the State Fire Marshal.

Events held pursuant to this Paragraph shall follow the restaurant

guidance issued by the State Fire Marshal published at

opensafely.la.gov. Specifically, patrons at such events shall be seated

and socially distanced, and shall not congregate in groups outside of

immediate household members.

b) Waiting rooms, lobbies, or other areas where members of the public

may congregate (except for bathrooms) shall be closed to the public.

Members of the public should be required to wait outside, while

maintaining social distancing, or in vehicles.

c) Any business operating pursuant to this Paragraph shall follow the

applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published at

opensafely.la.llov and the Louisiana Department of Health with regard

to sanitization and disinfection.

8) Bars

a) All patrons shall be seated at tables. Walk-up service at the bar may

resume, however patrons shall return to their table for consumption.

b) All seating of patrons shall be socially distanced.

c) No patron shall be allowed on premises unless of the legal age to

consume alcoholic beverages.

d) Any businesses operating pursuant to this Paragraph shall follow the

applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published at

opensafely.la.gov, the Commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control,

and the Louisiana Department of Health with regard to sanitization and

disinfection.

9) Conventions and conferences

a) No establishment shall exceed 50% of the total occupancy, while

adhering to social distancing between members of the public, as

determined by the State Fire Marshal.

b) Waiting rooms, lobbies, or other areas where members of the public

may congregate (except for bathrooms) shall be closed to the public.

Members of the public should be required to wait outside, while

maintaining social distancing, or in vehicles.

c) Any business operating pursuant to this Paragraph must have a plan

approved by the State Fire Marshal and shall follow the applicable

guidance from the State Fire Marshal published at opensafely.la.gov

and the Louisiana Department of Health with regard to sanitization

and disinfection.

10) All other businesses or organizations shall be allowed to continue

operations, subject to the following conditions:

a) Waiting rooms, lobbies, or other areas where members of the public

may congregate ( except for bathrooms) shall be closed to the public.

Members of the public should be required to wait outside, while

maintaining social distancing, or in vehicles.

b) Any business operating pursuant to this Paragraph is encouraged to

follow the applicable guidance from the State Fire Marshal published

at opensafely.la.gov and the Louisiana Department of Health with

regard to sanitization and disinfection.


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