04 May 2020 – New web-based program to assist businesses and religious organizations

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Environment, Finance/Economy, Health, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Police and Interior Affairs, Research and Development, Social Services, Supply Chains, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: LA
Lead People/Agency: Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office: Implementer
Governor John Bel Edwards, Department of Health: Decision Maker

Overview: The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, under the direction of Governor John Bel Edwards, and in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health, has activated a new, web-based program to assist businesses and religious organizations with safely resuming operations as the public health emergency due to COVID-19 continues. OpenSafely.la.gov allows business owners and church leaders to register in order to receive up-to-the minute information on what phase their business and/or church is considered, what phase the state is in as Louisiana moves through phases of return and what social distancing and sanitation guidelines are required for their specific operation in each phase.
Full details here: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2481

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: State groups
Evidence/Justification: “The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, under the direction of Governor John Bel Edwards, and in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health…”
The creation of the tool is vital in informing businesses and churches how to begin to safely reopen.