For clients having operations in Louisiana which were affected by the recent Louisiana stay-at-home order (which expired May 14, 2020), the State Fire Marshal has released new phasing plan requirements as Louisiana moves into Phase 1 of reopening.  The link can be found here.  Guidance is broken down as follows:

  • Outdoors sports
  • Business/Organizations
  • Fitness centers/health clubs
  • Libraries
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums/zoos/aquariums
  • Places of worship
  • Restaurants
  • Salons/barber shops

These phasing requirements are in conjunction with Governor John Bel Edwards’ new proclamation found here.

Note that essential (critical) infrastructure businesses are not further restricted by the Fire Marshal’s new guidelines and may continue to operate under existing guidelines (if any) applicable to your business.

Businesses should periodically check for updates.  Those businesses that register with should be aware of the fact that the state has announced that it will do periodic compliance checks, and by registering your business, the state has proof that your business was made aware of the requirements.