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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness

As the country navigates the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, hospitality and tourism industry leaders in New Orleans continue to engage with local and state health department officials as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to stay abreast of this rapidly evolving situation and keep you updated. 

Below, you will find resources from local and national partners on the current guidance and necessary steps taken by the city to prevent further community spread. At this time, all restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery options only – no dining room service. All bars, nightclubs and casinos, plus malls, movie theaters and gyms have been temporarily closed.  

Despite everything, there are still ways to enjoy New Orleans’ flavor! Learn more about restaurants that are providing takeout and delivery options

New Orleans is a resilient city, with resilient and creative people. We will get through these trying times together.  

Local Partners

City of New Orleans

The New Orleans Health Department and Louisiana Department of Health are working closely with the CDC and maintain strong infectious disease protocols. 

Get the latest updates on phased reopening and other COVID-19 resources at and text COVIDNOLA to 888777 to receive text alerts. 


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in coordination with the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is currently monitoring impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus across the world. As we continue to closely collaborate with health officials and monitor the situation for changes, those traveling to or from the impacted areas are advised to pay attention to the directives of the CDC and take any necessary precautions as directed. 

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Creating a healthy and safe environment for all persons at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is of the utmost importance and concern. The Convention Center has achieved GBAC STAR™ accreditation through the Global BioRisk Advisory Council, which certifies that the facility is implementing the industry’s highest standards of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention and is the leading standard of prepared facilities. Click below to learn more about this accreditation and all of the health and safety protocols at the facility.


Port of New Orleans

The safety and health of passengers, crew members and staff are top priorities for the Port of New Orleans. We are following the lead of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to take all precautionary measures necessary. We continue to actively monitor the evolving situation and are in constant communication with public health agencies and industry partners.

Louisiana Department of Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Office of Public Health continue to closely monitor this outbreak. Find the latest updates and state level guidance on their website. If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available. 

Welcoming You Back Safely
Your safety comes first. We remain focused on the safety of our workers, residents and facilities as we work toward reopening.


National Health Agencies

World Health Organization

WHO works worldwide to promote health by identifying, managing and mitigating global health risks as well as expanding access to universal health care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, working to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic.

ArcGIS Hub

This COVID-19 ArcGIS Hub is designed to gather and share relevant, and authoritative, community driven resources from around the world in an effort to increase preparedness.

National Travel Partners

US Travel Association

The US Travel Association is a national non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry.

International Association of Exhibitions and Events

IAEE is the leading association for the global exhibition industry and promotes the value of exhibitions and events.

Meetings Mean Business

Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that face-to-face meetings bring to people, businesses and communities.

Professional Convention Management Association

As one of the leading authorities in business events, the Professional Convention Management Association is committed to keeping members informed on the latest news and resources regarding COVID-19, and how the spread of the virus is affecting the business events industry.