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Coronavirus Information for Baton Rouge

Visit Baton Rouge has taken several measures to follow federal, state and local mandates as well as to continue to support local businesses during this difficult time. Out of an abundance of caution, Visit Baton Rouge visitor centers and offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Our staff will remain working remotely and continue to remain in contact with state and local officials as well as our hospitality community partners.  

As our city and state enter Phase Two of reopening we will remain cautious and vigilant in best practices for combatting the spread of Covid-19. Our hospitality partners including hotels, restaurants, attractions and retailers are taking the proper precautions for a safe opening. At this time restaurants, attractions are allowed to re-open at 50% capacity. To see a full list of the businesses cleared by Governor John Bel Edwards to open in phase one, click the link here.

We ask that before visiting a restaurant or attraction, please visit their website or call directly to determine any new protocols in place including but not limited to; face covering requirements, hours of operation, etc.

Phase 2 What's New   Phase 2 Openings 

To our visitors: We thank you for visiting Baton Rouge. Our offices are reopen and we are still available to assist you virtually at this time. We’re available via email at and via our regular phone lines at (225) 383-1825 or (800) 527-6843. We also encourage you to check our website,  for available virtual resources including digital brochures, maps and a list of businesses in operation.


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Virtual museum tours, online cooking classes, live animal videos from the zoo and more!

Helpful Links

State of Louisiana Coronavirus Information

For information on the virus, COVID-19, please visit the link here to be directed to the CDC Website:


CDC Travel information regarding COVID-19

Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events

Louisiana Department of Health Information

Louisiana’s Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness


For additional questions or media requests, please contact Visit Baton Rouge Communications Specialist, Meredith Conger.

Meredith Conger

Communications Specialist