St. Tammany Parish Government Updates
- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on March 2, 2021 ordered the state to move into modified Phase Three of the White House plan for re-opening effective March 3, 2021. This order is in effect until May 25, 2021 unless extended further. Click here to read the full order.
- Event centers, arenas and venues that host larger gatherings will operate at 75% of their capacity with social distancing or 100% capacity with masks required. Waiting rooms, lobbies and other common areas may open to the public while maintaining social distancing.
- There are no capacity restrictions on outdoor events. Event organizers may set their own requirements.
- Restaurants may open for dine-in service with no capacity limits, with tables spaced 6ft apart. Waiting areas may open with social distancing. All buffets and food stations may normal operations with social distancing between guests.
- Churches and places of worship will have no capacity limits. Social distancing and masks are recommended. Churches may set their own requirements.
- As of March 31, 2021, all bars in St. Tammany Parish can operate with no capacity limits, and service over the bar is allowed. Guests shall return to their tables for consumption. Guest seating is limited to tables only.
- Sporting events will operate at 75% of their capacity with maximum social distancing or 100% capacity with masks required. There are no restrictions on the capacity of outdoor sporting events. Alcohol sales are permitted at sporting events. Event attendees must return to their seats for consumption.
- Crowd sizes shall be limited to no more than 75% capacity in an indoor space at the same time. If a business requires guests to wear face coverings throughout the event, the business may increase its occupancy to 100% of the total occupancy.
- View St. Tammany Parish's Live Safe. Work Safe. Shop Safe. Action Plan.
- St. Tammany Parish business operation safety guidelines can be found at Sttammanysafe.com.
On April 27, 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the statewide mask mandate will no longer be in effect as of April 28, 2021. However, all individuals, especially those most vulnerable, are still strongly encouraged to wear face coverings while interacting with the public. Masks are still required in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public transit, state buildings and healthcare facilities. To view exceptions to this requirement, read the full order here. Local governments and private businesses may issue more restrictive measures than that imposed by the State, including requiring members of the public to wear face coverings while in local governmental buildings and private businesses. This order is in effect until May 25, 2021 unless extended further. Click here to read the full order.