Jefferson Parish CVB Partners
The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (JCVB) is monitoring the Coronavirus through engagement with local and state health department officials as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The JCVB continues to advocate on your behalf. The hospitality industry is significantly impacted by this unprecedented situation. We are working with local, state, and national contacts and agencies to ensure our industry partners receive information on assistance as it becomes available.
In addition, we will continue to reach out to you regularly to stay updated on what businesses are open, changes in hours of operation, and services being provided so that we can continue to promote your businesses to our residents and visitors.
- Clean & Safe Jefferson Parish Pledge
- Jefferson Parish Updates
- Louisiana Updates
- Coronavirus Toolkit
- Job Openings
- U.S Small Business Administration
- CDC Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting Public Spaces
- US Travel Association
- Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
- Louisiana Workforce Commission
- Additional Resources
- About Jefferson Parish CVB & Membership
Visit Jefferson Parish is committed to advocating for the safety and well-being of our community and visitors to our destination. We are inviting Jefferson Parish hotels, attractions, restaurants, retailers, and all businesses throughout Jefferson Parish to join us in taking the Clean & Safe Jefferson Parish Pledge. The pledge provides a unified message that health and safety standards and protections against the spread of COVID-19 are top priority and it is your commitment to helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more HERE. Click HERE to find the CDC's guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes.
Jefferson Parish & Louisiana Updates:
On October 27, 2021, 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.
Masks will still be mandated by federal regulation, including on mass transit and in health care facilities. They will not be mandated in most places, including government buildings, college and university campuses, and businesses. School districts may opt-out of the mask mandate if they choose to, but only if they continue to adhere to CDC quarantine guidance. Click here to read his executive order.
Vaccines, Testing & Boosters Information
Everyone 12 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana (Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for people ages 12-17).
The CDC has approved booster shots for adults who have received the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. For more information about these vaccines, please visit Different COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC. To find a vaccination site, schedule a homebound vaccination, or for local questions about the vaccines, please contact the Jefferson Parish COVID-19 Hotline at 504-518-4020.
- Pfizer booster
- At least 6 months after your second dose
- Ages 65+; and ages 18+ who have underlying medical conditions or who work/live in high-risk setting
- At least 6 months after your second dose
- Ages 65+; and ages 18+ who have underlying medical conditions or who work/live in high-risk settings
Johnson & Johnson booster
- At least 2 months after your single dose
- Agest 18+
COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN JEFFERSON PARISH
COVID-19 VACCINE SITES IN JEFFERSON PARISH
The Vax Perks Program is open for all local businesses in Jefferson Parish who are interested in hosting vaccination events and/or those who decide to offer incentives for vaccinated employees and patrons. For more information on the program, please click HERE
Business Resources & Information
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Covid-19
- Starting Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, charities, faith-based organizations, and small businesses can apply for grants to support COVID-19 response and relief efforts in Louisiana through the Louisiana Nonprofit and Small Business Assistance Program. Eligible nonprofits include churches and other faith-based organizations, public charities, and groups with federal tax-exempt status, such as 501(c)(3) organizations.
- Businesses provide PPEs, sneeze guards, cloth masks, medical supplies, sanitizer, or other important tools to help businesses protect their employees and their customers.
Guidance from the Louisiana Fire Marshall on reopening and operating your business safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use the industry safety guidelines on this website to keep your employees and your customers safe.
a free online platform for regional businesses that provide high-demand products and services for the coronavirus outbreak and post-pandemic recovery.
Prosper Jefferson Webinars
Hosted in partnership with the Jefferson Chamber, the Prosper Jefferson webinars will help our local businesses navigate the new normal.
Economic & Government Partner Resources
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Louisiana Economic Development – Coronavirus Response
Hotline (Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.): 833-457-0531
Louisiana Small Business Development Center – Greater New Orleans Region
SBA District Office – 504-589-6685
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry – Coronavirus Resources
Urban League of Louisiana
US Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response
US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Aid Tracker
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. New borrowers will be able to submit applications beginning Monday, January 11, though lender availability is limited. If you have already exhausted your first PPP loan, the loan process for your second draw will be available beginning Wednesday, January 13. Click HERE for a link to the application.
This guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Opening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
US Travel has secured real, immediate assistance for the travel workforce and businesses of all sizes across every segment. The Senate and House will passed the final phase 3 coronavirus bill, referred to as the CARES Act, but more work is needed to ensure that this relief – which is intended to be a bridge – is extended quickly and helps as many travel businesses as possible. Click HERE to see US Travel's summary of the bill and read the full bill HERE.
The health and safety of customers is the number one priority of every travel business. This shared viewpoint has brought sectors from across the industry together, working with health and medical experts, to reach a collective agreement on a core set of health and safety guidance that the industry may adapt to their businesses. When travel businesses, residents and travelers all do their part, Americans can Travel Confidently.
Download US Travel's Travel Confidently Toolkit HERE.
Our partners at Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) are able to reopen the application process once again for the Hospitality Cares Funds. The program reached the $1.5 million benchmark, triggering the reopening of the fund’s crisis grants. Starting Friday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m., hospitality workers can apply online at UnitedWaySELA.org/HospitalityCares or call 211 to complete the application over the phone.
The LWC Rapid Response Unit is available for assistance concerning temporary or permanent layoffs due to Covid-19. Workers who are impacted by closures or reduced hours may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Please click here for information on how to qualify for support. You can contact André France at (225) 342-2918 or email@example.com with your questions about this program. Due to the volume of questions coming in now, email is the best method to send questions. Click here for their website.
About Jefferson Parish CVB
The Jefferson CVB is a proud partner in tourism supporting the economic growth of Jefferson Parish and the surrounding parishes. The Louisiana Office of Tourism 2019 economic impact ranked Jefferson Parish 2nd in the state for visitor spending with a reported $1.75 billion! Tourism garnered $177 million in state and local tax revenue for Jefferson Parish and Louisiana. The Jefferson Parish tourism and hospitality industry employs almost 23,000 people in our parish helping to provide a better quality of life for these employees and their families. The JCVB supports the members of our organization as they work to enhance the economic development of our parish.
Your Jefferson CVB Membership...
The JCVB is comprised of a diverse membership promoting the arts, entertainment, culture, cuisine, heritage, traditions, professional services & products of our region. You are a valued member contributing to the growth of this region through the tourism industry. Whether you are a hotel, attraction, restaurant, transportation company, or business resource organization such as printing or PR, the JCVB wants to hear from you! We want your feedback, your ideas, your partnership! The JCVB welcomes your questions and comments. Feel free to contact the JCVB office at 504-731-7083. Click here for an application. If you are a hotel, please contact the office directly for benefits.
The JCVB is pleased to provide its members with detailed reports on Marketing, Sales, and Communications. To view the 2019 Marketing Plan, Annual Reports or the Convention & Group Calendar, enter your unique member login and password to access the Extranet.
Tourism by the Numbers
The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau is the parish’s only accredited tourism marketing team focused on bringing visitors and visitor spending to Jefferson Parish. Here is a glance at the tourism impact on Jefferson in 2019:
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The Beautiful Bayou
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