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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Approves Mayor Broome’s Request to Opt-In

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 30, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued the following statement:

“This afternoon, the Commissioner of ATC approved my request to opt-in East Baton Rouge Parish, and we will begin working with businesses in our ar...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Mayor Broome Requests ATC Allow Bars to Reopen in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has requested the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control ease restrictions on bars and similar businesses once the Louisiana Department of H...

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Mayor's Letter to ATC Commissioner COVID-19
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome concerning COVID-19 and Phase 3

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 10, 2020 — While I am pleased the vast majority of our community is working together to move forward through the pandemic, I remain concerned about the health of our residents and our economy.

As of ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Geaux Get Tested is Back

Baton Rouge, La. – September 2, 2020 – Geaux Get Tested, the federal surge-testing initiative for COVID-19, has returned to Baton Rouge. Free COVID-19 tests are available at two walk-in sites: LSU Student Union and F.G. Clark ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

HealthyBR Medical Advisory Board Issues COVID-19 Business Recommendations

Baton Rouge, La. – August 6, 2020 – The HealthyBR Region 2 Medical Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), issued COVID-19 Business Recommendations Thursday. The list of recommendations and guidance was...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Baton Rouge, La. – July 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday her intention to extend the mask order for East Baton Rouge Parish. Once the extended order is signed, it will stay in effect until the ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Statement on the Coronavirus Mitigation Order

Immediate and bold action is required by everyone to prevent devastation to our health and economy from the alarming resurgence of the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish and Louisiana.

New daily cases in East Baton Rouge Parish have quadrupled in the l...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

#GeauxGetTested Extends Hours for Weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 9, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced extended hours this weekend for the #GeauxGetTested initiative. Anyone age 5 or older can get a free COVID-19 test from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, July...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

CATS Requiring Passengers to Wear Masks on Buses

BATON ROUGE, La. — Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will require all passengers and employees to wear face masks or coverings when onboard all CATS vehicles.

The move has been effective since Friday, July...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Geaux Get Tested Initiative Launches in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 6, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the opening of several testing sites in East Baton Rouge Parish beginning Tuesday, July 7, through the "Geaux Get Tested" initiative.

The Mayor&a...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Comment on Metro Council Agenda Items Online

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — In order to facilitate public input and comment during this time of social distancing, members of the public may utilize this form to comment on any upcoming items on a Metropolitan Council meeting agenda. Governor John...

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Posted on: July 4, 2020

Healthcare Leaders Sign Letter of Support for Mask Executive Order

Baton Rouge, La. – July 3, 2020 — The Healthy BR Board of Directors and members of their Region 2 Medical Advisory Board support Mayor Broome’s decision and dedication to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in East Baton...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

PPE Donation Initiative Reaches Milestone

Baton Rouge, La. – June 11, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Baton Rouge Health District announced a major milestone in its PPE Donation Initiative. With a recent generous PPE donation by Guardians of the An...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

CATS to Continue Service during Phase One Reopening

Baton Rouge, LA — May 15, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will continue to run its Covid-19 current essential service through the implementation of Phase One reopening that will be effective on Friday, May 15, 2020, as out...

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