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, salons, spas, and other businesses: Open at a maximum of 75% of occupancy, with social distancing in place.
  • Places of worship: no capacity limits, social distancing strongly encouraged, masks required.
  • Gyms: open at 50% of their capacity.
  • Indoor social gatherings: limited to less than 250 people or 50% facility capacity.
  • Outdoor social gatherings: limited to 50% capacity with 6 feet of social distancing being practiced.
  • Bars: Able to open for indoor service at 25% capacity, not to exceed 250 people. If the parish has a percent positivity of 5% or lower for two consecutive weeks, indoor service can be at 50% capacity, but not exceed 250 people.
  • Sale & Service of Alcohol: prohibited after 11 p.m. at restaurants, casinos, bars, etc.
  • Limited restrictions as needed

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Ways to stop the spread of COVID-19

  1. Federal Community Vaccine Center in Baton Rouge to Open Friday

    The site will offer drive-through COVID-19 vaccinations daily for two months at the Bonne Carre Business Center on Florida Boulevard. Evening appointments are available Wednesdays and Saturdays; walk-ups accepted. Read on...
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    East Baton Rouge Parish residents who need transportation to Covid-19 vaccination sites can apply an Uber code when they make an appointment at a participating location. Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church will host a vaccine clinic 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Read on...
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    Starting this week, a joint partnership will provide in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Meals on Wheels clients in East Baton Rouge Parish. And in a web series debuting Thursday, March 18, local experts will discuss issues and questions around the vaccine. Read on...
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