COVID-19 Health & Safety at JPAC

Please continue to visit this page for the latest updates & announcements regarding the Jefferson Performing Arts Center's latest COVID-19 protocols.

Updated February 16, 2022


Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2022 1∶58 PM (CST)

Gov. Edwards Extends COVID Public Health Emergency Order, Without Required Mitigation Measures

On February 16, 2022, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Proclamation No. 17 JBE 2022 relative to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Mitigation Measures, which removed previously promulgated measures relative to the wearing of face masks and face coverings; and in response to changing circumstances, the President of the Parish of Jefferson is removing the previously promulgated measures relative to the wearing of face mask/face coverings.

Thus, the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, adheres to the current rule under Proclamation Number 5 CLS 2022 imposed by Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, effective on February 17, 2022.

Official News Release:

Louisiana.gov Newsroom 

Current Proclamation Number 5 CLS 2022 by President Cynthia Lee Sheng:

Proclamation Number 5 CLS 2022


Posted Monday, January 3, 2022 11∶58 AM (CST)

As Omicron Hits, Gov. Edwards Extends Louisiana’s Public Health Emergency, Requires Masking in Most State Offices

Gov. John Bel Edwards today extended Louisiana’s Public Health Emergency order related to COVID-19, including a provision allowing all state government agencies to require mask wearing, given the fast-spreading Omicron variant, which is now the dominant strain in the United States and Louisiana according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Thus, the Jefferson Performing Arts Center requires that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks inside the venue at all times.

Louisiana’s statewide indoor mask mandate will stay in place until further notice.

Official News Release:

Louisiana.gov Newsroom 

Current Proclamation Number 22 CLS 2021 by President Cynthia Lee Sheng:

Proclamation Number 22 CLS 2021


Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:30 PM (CST)

Gov. Edwards Lifts Louisiana’s Mask Mandate Statewide, Except for K-12 Schools

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he will lift Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate in all settings except for K-12 schools, after sustained improvement across the state in terms of new cases, test positivity and hospitalizations. The Governor’s updated order allows school districts to opt out of the mask mandate as long as they continue to follow the existing quarantine guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better separate exposed students and faculty members from others and avoid outbreaks on campus.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Center, thus, adheres to the current rule under Proclamation Number 21 CLS 2021 imposed by Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng.

Official News Release:

Louisiana.gov Newsroom

Current Proclamation Number 21 CLS 2021 by President Cynthia Lee Sheng:

Proclamation Number 21 CLS 2021


Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2∶23 PM (CST)

Gov. Edwards Extends Louisiana's Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate for Another Month to Further Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Following the State's Worst Surge of the Pandemic

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards extended Louisiana’s statewide indoor mask mandate for another four weeks, until October 27, as the state’s overall COVID-19 outlook improves following the state’s worst COVID-19 surge of the entire pandemic. The statewide mask mandate includes K-12 schools and college campuses.

Thus, Jefferson Performing Arts Center requires that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks inside the venue at all times.

Louisiana’s temporary indoor statewide mask mandate will stay in place until October 27, 2021.

Official News Release:

Louisiana.gov Newsroom


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.

Thus, Jefferson Performing Arts Center requires that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks inside the venue at all times.

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: 

Louisiana.gov Newsroom


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: 

Louisiana.gov Newsroom


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: 

Louisiana.gov Newsroom

Current detailed state guidelines for 'Theaters, Concert or Music Halls': 

opensafely.la.gov


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:

gov.louisiana.gov/coronavirus


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.

Jefferson Performing Arts Center
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