Lafayette's hotels, shops, attractions, and restaurants have been allowed to resume or expand operations with restrictions as outlined in the Governor's guidelines.
Monday, August 2, the Louisiana Department of Health issued guidance about large event gatherings during the fourth surge of COVID-19 in Louisiana, including ways to lower risk for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Travelers are encouraged to visit the Louisiana Department of Health website, where you can sign up for updates from Gov. Edwards.
Face masks that properly cover the wearer’s mouth and nose should be worn indoors at all times, unless a person is in a home, under the Governor’s statewide mask mandate, which will be in place until at least September 29.
The order requires face coverings for everyone age 5 or older or enrolled in kindergarten, except for the following:
Face coverings are highly encouraged for those ages 2 to 4 as tolerated.
As with the Governor’s previous mandate, children younger than kindergarten age are exempted if they cannot wear a mask. However, the CDC and the Louisiana Department of Health strongly encourage indoor mask wearing in public for all children aged two and older, especially as they are not yet eligible for the COVID vaccine.
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.