East Baton Rouge Parish Coronavirus Information

Executive Order: Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order to require all commercial and nonprofit entities in the East Baton Rouge Parish to provide goods or services directly to the public to implement a “No Mask, No Service” policy.





  • Increase restrictions surrounding business, services, and gatherings.
  • Mask Mandate is still in place.
  • Continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often and frequently disinfect surfaces.
  • Restaurants are reduced to 50% of indoor capacity. 
  • Bars in parishes with two consecutive weeks of 5% or higher positivity: bars are closed to indoor sales and consumption but open for outdoor consumption at tables only and at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 50 people. Social distancing is required. 
  • Gyms and retail businesses: open at 50% of their capacity. 
  • Places of worship: open at a maximum of 75% of their capacity or the number of people who can physically distance 6 feet apart.
  • Barber and beauty shops, and nail salons may open at 50% of their capacity.
  • Indoor gatherings at event/receptions centers are limited to 25% capacity or 75 individuals (whichever is smaller).
  • Outdoor gatherings at event/reception centers are limited to 25% capacity or 150 individuals (whichever is smaller) when strict physical distancing is not possible. 
  • All sporting events will be capped at 25% capacity.
  • Mask Mandate is still in place.
  • Continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often and frequently disinfect surfaces.
  • Restaurants, churches, salons, spas, gyms and other businesses: Open at a maximum of 75% of occupancy, with social distancing in place.
  • Indoor social gatherings: limited to less than 250 people or 50% facility capacity.
  • Outdoor social gatherings: limited to 50% capacity, up to 250 people, if social distancing is not possible.
  • Bars: May begin to reopen for on-premises consumption based on percent positivity for the parish for a two-week period. If re-opened, they may open at 25% capacity, up to 50 people indoors. Costumers must be seated for tableside service. No more than 50 customers outdoors, socially distanced, seated for tableside service. No live music allowed.
  • Sale & Service of Alcohol: prohibited after 10 p.m. at restaurants, casinos, bars etc.
  • Limited restrictions as needed

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