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Updates and Resources for COVID-19

April 21, 2020Written by: Experience Ruston Team



The Experience Ruston team is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19. We're committed to assisting the community and our tourism and hospitality partners during this uncertain time. Currently, our visitors center is closed to the public, but we can be reached at (318) 255-2031.

Our team is also working to make sure that you have accurate and up-to-date information about local events and businesses that may be affected. However, while on our website, please call ahead to make sure that there are no specific changes to what you see online. Events between 3/16/2020 to 3/31/2020 have been postponed or canceled.


With limitations on restaurants during this time per the most recent declaration from Louisiana's Governor, many local eateries are offering take-out options and curbside service, as well as continuing to operate with a drive-thru window. See your options here


Follow Downtown Ruston on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on businesses.


Many Ruston retailers are offering shopping online, by phone, and through their social media pages. See the list here.


Currently, all museums and indoor attractions in Ruston & Lincoln Parish are closed as of Tuesday, March 24th.

Open-air attractions that are open and operating with limitations: Lincoln Parish ParkRuston Farmers MarketSoaring Spirits Ziplines.


Currently, all hotels/motels in Ruston are open and accepting guests. 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. 

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
Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization

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