July 2, 2020
The City of New Orleans has asked us to urge everyone to avoid large crowds, especially indoor gatherings at bars or parties that have the potential to become ‘super-spreader’ events during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially important as we enter a long holiday weekend. Also, remember that it is mandatory in the City of New Orleans to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
College-age students are among those who are increasingly testing positive for COVID-19, which presents risks to themselves and especially to older and more medically vulnerable residents, who could face severe illness or death. Even if you're asymptomatic, you could spread the COVID-19 to others. To prevent our city from going backward toward a complete shutdown, and to save your lives and others, we encourage everyone to follow the simple precautions of avoiding large crowds, wearing a mask, socially distancing and practicing good hand washing hygiene.
Dean of Students