Open Safe SBC

Rethink. Reopen. Rebound.

Keeping our employees and customers safe is the best way to reopen our economy and keep it open.

Included below are healthcare supported recommendations to help businesses reopen and operate safely.

By following these guidelines you can join the effort to help Shreveport-Bossier Open Safe.

Keeping the workplace safe

Practice Good Hygiene

Stop Handshaking & Avoid Touching Face

Increase Ventilation

Use Video Conferencing

Adjust/Postpone Large Gatherings

Limit Business Travel

Limit Food Sharing

Stay Home If You Or A Family Member Is Sick

Use Booking System To Stagger Customers

Limit Cash Handling

Use Online Transactions

Practice Social Distancing

Hold Meetings In Open Spaces

Remind Staff Of Hand Washing

Sanitize High Traffic Areas

Communicate Covid-19 Plan With Staff

Downloadable Resources

Recommendations to Protect Employees & Customers
Keep the Work Place Safe
Communicating with Your Team
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Stay Prepared Making Masks
Cleaning & Disinfecting After Opening

NWLA REOPENING GUIDE

The NWLA Reopening Guide builds on the Open Safe SBC by providing  a downloadable version of critical information that will be helpful to businesses as they gear-up for reopening in the shadow of the current pandemic.

 

Click Here to Download the Guide

The Guide Provides:

  • Insight into the nature and spread of coronaviruses and COVID-19
  • Helpful tips to help prevent the spread of the virus. 
  • Instructions for protection of employees as well as customers
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for face coverings. 
  • Instructions for PPE use
  • Template flyer for return to work for employees who have had the virus 

PHASE 1 BUSINESS OPENINGS

Essential Business (as defined by the federal government) Yes
Non-essential retail (sometimes called “gray area” businesses) Yes, all employees dealing with the public must wear face masks, occupancy is limited to 25%.
Restaurants, cafes, coffee shops Yes, at 25% occupancy and for takeout and curbside pick up; may continue to conduct outdoor service not limited by 25 percent of indoor capacity so long as strict social distancing is practiced.
Churches and places of worship Yes, at 25% occupancy, may continue to conduct outdoor service not limited by 25 percent of indoor capacity so long as strict social distancing is practiced.
Casinos and video poker establishments Yes, as of Monday, May 18, with an approved plan from the Gaming Control Board; at 25% occupancy and with 50% of gaming positions.
Shopping malls Yes, with an approved plan from State Fire Marshal, with food courts and playgrounds closed, at 25% occupancy.
Gyms and fitness centers Yes, at 25% occupancy, with enhanced sanitation.
Bars and breweries with LDH food permits Yes, at 25% occupancy
Bars and breweries without LDH food permits No
Museums, zoos, aquariums Yes, at 25% occupancy, with no “tactile” exhibits
Beauty salons, barber shops, nail salons Yes, at 25% occupancy and with appropriate protection measures.
Movie theaters Yes, at 25% occupancy
Racetracks Yes, with an approved plan by the Louisiana Racing Commission, but not to spectators

Places of amusement, like carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, trampoline parks, arcades, fairs, pool halls, bowling alleys, contact sports, children’s play centers, playgrounds, theme parks, adult entertainment venues, and other similar businesses

No
Massage establishments and spas, esthetician services No
Tattoo parlors No

LOCAL PPE VENDORS

Masks, Dividers, Signage, Gloves, Sanitizer, etc.
Sanitizer & Disinfectants
Masks, Dividers, Signage, Gloves, Sanitizer, etc.
Masks, Dividers, Signage, Gloves, Sanitizer, etc.

Cleaning / sanitizing, masks, healthcare scrubs,  uniforms, gowns, etc.

Face Shields

 Cleaning / sanitizing, masks, healthcare scrubs,  uniforms, gowns, etc.

Masks, Dividers, Signage, Gloves, Sanitizer, etc.

Guidance for Customers

Practice Good Hygiene

Stop Handshaking & Avoid Touching Your Face

Limit Cash Handling

Wear A Mask

Use Online Transactions

Practice Social Distancing

HEALTHCARE Driven

 

Guidelines for reopening

provided by our local healthcare leaders

Northwest Louisiana COVID 19 Pandemic: Health Issues and Reopening the Economy

Philip Rozeman MD – Willis-Knighton Cardiology
Charles Daigle – CEO, Oschner LSU Health
Jaf Fielder – COO, Willis-Knighton Health System
Ghali Ghali MD – Chancellor, LSU-HSC in Shreveport
Chris Kevil PhD – Vice Chancellor of Research, LSU-HSC in Shreveport
Steen Trawick MD – CEO/CMO Christus Shreveport/Bossier
Richard Crockett – Director/CEO Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Modified from Safe at Work document of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)

General Principles

Recognition of the need to develop guidelines to balance health and economic priorities

Recognition that “stay at home” orders and “safe at work” guidance is not in conflict

Recognition of importance of continued social distancing and work at home arrangements where feasible

Recognition of importance of limiting large scale gatherings

Businesses in the community have great trust in the local healthcare community to advise on the balance of health and economic considerations

Businesses need healthcare leaders to speak with one voice in making recommendations for economic restart efforts

Official proclamations

View Proclamation # 58 JBE 2020

Open Safe SBC Partner Organizations

The Open Safe SBC partnership is grateful for assistance from: