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Updated August 3, 2021
Posted Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9∶00 AM (CST)
Gov. Edwards Temporarily Reinstates Louisiana’s Statewide Mask Mandate as COVID Cases and Hospitalizations Threaten Hospitals’ Ability to Serve Communities
In accordance with the latest mandate by Govenor John Bel Edwards (8/2/2021), Louisiana is, again, temporarily under a statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the state.
The Jefferson Performing Arts Center requires that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks inside the venue during the worst surge of the COVID-19 pandemic Louisiana has seen thus far in terms of case growth rate, percent positivity and hospitalizations.
Louisiana’s temporary indoor statewide mask mandate will stay in place until at least September 1, 2021 but may be extended if necessary.
Official News Release:
Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1∶28 PM (CST)
Gov. Edwards, Louisiana Department of Health Update COVID-19 Guidance: Recommends All Louisianans Wear Masks Indoors for the Duration of Louisiana’s Fourth COVID Surge
In accordance with the latest recommendations by the CDC, Gov. Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health and other public health leaders, the Jefferson Performing Arts Center strongly encourages that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks indoors during the fourth surge of COVID-19.
Official News Release:
Posted April 29, 2021 6∶03 PM (CST)
Per Governor John Bell Edwards' latest announcement regarding Louisiana State COVID mitigation measures, the Jefferson Performing Arts Center is now permitted to operate at 100% capacity given all occupants adhere to the mask requirement.
"For theaters, event spaces, festivals and fairs and other outdoor events, there will be no limitations on outdoor capacity. Indoors, a facility may choose to operate at 75 percent capacity while enforcing six feet of social distancing or at 100 percent capacity with masking required and enforced."
Official News Release:
Current detailed state guidelines for 'Theaters, Concert or Music Halls':
Posted September 17, 2020 2∶35 PM (CST)
Jefferson Performing Arts Center will begin hosting events September 18, 2020. As our community moves into Phase 3, Jefferson Performing Arts Center will be following the official mandates ordered by Governor John Bell Edwards.
For latest additional information, please visit the state website:
Posted March 16, 2020 10∶10 AM (CST)
All events at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center are cancelled or postponed until at least May 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted.
Posted March 13, 2020 7∶05 PM (CST)
Due to the recent developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in compliance with Proclamation Number JBE 2020-27 announced by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, all upcoming events have been cancelled/suspended at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center through at least mid-April 2020.
We appreciate your patience during this time, and we will continue to update and provide details on our website as they become available.
Finally, the health and safety of guests, performers, artists and employees are our highest priority. We remain in close contact with our local public health officials and other agencies and expect direction in the coming days and weeks.
Posted March 12, 2020 7∶52pm (CST)
A Message to Our Patrons Regarding COVID-19∶
The Jefferson Performing Arts Center continues to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) globally and any potential impact it may have on our day-to-day operations. In response to growing awareness and concern, the Jefferson Performing Arts Center continues to follow the precautionary guidelines of the CDC and other public health organizations, which include:
- Increased signage outlining advisable precautions (e.g. frequent handwashing, safety recommendations, etc.)
- Regular cleaning of high touch point areas such as, escalator handrails, stair railings, door handles, purchase devices and elevator buttons with CDC recommended products.
- Regular cleaning and sanitizing of facility public spaces and rest rooms.
- Adding additional hand sanitizer stations in various locations throughout the facility.
Providing a safe environment for our clients, visitors, guests and staff is our top priority. Through public health organizations such as, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) we are staying abreast of the latest updates and developments as they occur. We are also in close communication with our local public health and government officials to determine what additional safeguards may need to be implemented.
This is an evolving situation, and rest assured that any actions we take will be consistent with guidelines from these agencies. Please continue to visit our website to learn of any changes to the event schedule as they become available.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.