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Updates & Resources for COVID-19

June 3, 2020Written by: Experience Ruston Team

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As Ruston & Lincoln Parish begin to reopen for visitors, the Experience Ruston team is working to make sure that you have accurate and up-to-date information about local events and businesses that may be affected. Our visitors center is OPEN with enhanced sanitation and safety procedures. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. We're closed on Saturdays temporarily. Give us a call at (318) 255-2031.

Dining

Most restaurants are open and serving customers within the set limitations. Many local eateries are still offering take-out options and curbside service, as well as seating indoors and outdoors. Click here for more info on local dining. 

Downtown

Downtown Ruston is back in business! Follow Downtown Ruston on Facebook and Instagram for more on shops and events.

Shopping

Many Ruston retailers are back open as well as offering shopping online, by phone, and through their social media pages. A complete list of shopping opportunities can be found here. For shopping local online, click here.

Attractions

Ruston & Lincoln Parish attractions are beginning to open with limitations and enhanced safety measures. A complete list of attractions and museums can be found here. To see details on individuals attractions reopening safely, click here.

Accommodations

Currently, all hotels/motels in Ruston are open and accepting guests with enhanced sanitation practices. Fairfield Inn & SuitesSleep Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn RustonHoliday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, and Best Western Plus are offering special discounted rates for emergency personnel and/or those looking to work remotely. Contact each property for more information. 

Events

Continue to check our events calendar for upcoming and rescheduled events. The Louisiana Peach Festival, originally June 26-27, has been moved to Saturday, October 24. 

Local Resources

City of Ruston, Office of Mayor Ronny Walker
Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
United Way of Northeast Louisiana

State Resources

Office of Governor John Bel Edwards
Louisiana Department of Health

Business Resources

Louisiana Workforce Commission
Louisiana Economic Development
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization

 *Please note this info is subject to change, we'll update as often as possible. If you would like to add/edit information, please send it to frontdesk@rustonlincoln.com.

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