The majority of Lafayette's hotels, shops, attractions, and restaurants have been allowed to resume or expand operations with restrictions as outlined in the Governor's guidelines.
Currently, shops, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, churches and places of worship, museums, zoos, movie theaters, pool halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, outdoor playgrounds, and play centers are allowed to operate at 75% capacity, with social distancing in place.
Bars will be able to open at 25% capacity, up to 50 people, indoors for customers seated for tableside service. They may have no more than 50 customers outdoors, socially distanced, seated for tableside service. Live music will be allowed indoors. All drinks must be ordered at the table and delivered by bar staff to the table. Sale and service of alcohol at bars, when they reopen, must end at 11 p.m.
Indoor social gatherings, like receptions, weddings, and others, are limited to 500 people, or 50% capacity of the facility. Outdoor social gatherings are also limited to 50% capacity if individuals cannot avoid being within six feet of one another. Live entertainment, including musical performances, is not permitted inside any building or indoor function. Indoor and outdoor sporting events will be limited to 50% capacity.
Travelers are encouraged to visit the Louisiana Department of Health website, where you can sign up for updates from Gov. Edwards.
On July 13, Governor Edwards ordered a statewide mask mandate for al 64 parishes in Louisiana. The order requires face coverings for everyone ages eight and older except for the following:
If you travel, protect yourself and others during your trip:
For additional information on how the state and travel industry are responding please see below for Covid-19 resources.
Do I need to quarantine when traveling to Lafayette, Louisiana?
Currently, there are NO travel advisories requiring travelers to quarantine when arriving in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Can I fly into and out of Lafayette, Louisiana?
Yes, the Lafayette Regional Airport is currently flying United, American, and Delta with service to Houston, Atlanta, and Dallas.
Are restaurants open for indoor dining?
Yes, the majority of restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining at 50% capacity. We encourage you to check on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans.
Are your attractions and museums open?
What actions do I take if I experience symptoms while traveling?
Use this tool to figure out if you should be tested for COVID and where to get tested. If you are you experiencing the following symptoms, please call your healthcare provider or 9-1-1.
Is there a list of businesses in Lafayette operating safely during COVID-19?
There is a Facebook Group called SAFE businesses in Acadiana- Opening up safely during Covid-19 that provides a list of those businesses operating safely as inputted by the group's members.