Lafayette's hotels, shops, attractions, and restaurants have been allowed to resume or expand operations with restrictions as outlined in the Governor's guidelines.
For theaters, event spaces, festivals and fairs, and other outdoor events, there will be no limitations on outdoor capacity. Indoors, a facility may choose to operate at 75 percent capacity while enforcing six feet of social distancing or at 100 percent capacity with masking required and enforced.
For indoor sporting events, capacity is limited to 75 percent of capacity with social distancing, or 100 percent capacity if a mask mandate is enforced at the venue. Capacity will not be limited outdoors.
For live music, new regulations will require 10 feet of space between the stage and the audience and crowds must be seated. Bars will still only be open to those 21 and older.
Travelers are encouraged to visit the Louisiana Department of Health website, where you can sign up for updates from Gov. Edwards.
Following months of sustained improvement in COVID hospitalizations and an increase in the supply and availability of vaccines, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that some mitigation measures will be eased and, starting Wednesday, April 28, the statewide mask mandate will be lifted.
The Department of Health additionally will issue a state health officer order that will mandate masks in all health care facilities.
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.