COVID-19 CLOSURES: Here’s what’s temporarily closing as a precaution to COVID-19 cases linked to area venues

COVID-19 CLOSURES: Here’s what’s temporarily closing as a precaution to COVID-19 cases linked to area venues
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Several businesses and facilities in the Baton Rouge area have announced temporary closures due to the threat of COVID-19.

Those closures come COVID-19 cases are on the rise statewide.

The following is a list of businesses and facilities which announced temporary closures.

Mansurs on the Boulevard

According to management, the restaurant will be closed Friday, July 10 due to a “COVID-19 exposure.” They say the building will be sanitized while closed. Management says staff has been made aware and will be tested. It’s unclear when the restaurant will reopen.

West Baton Rouge Parish Library

Officials with the West Baton Rouge Parish Library in Port Allen say the library will close for 14 days after some staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

“To protect the public and the staff, the library will close for 14 days for intensive cleaning and quarantine,” officials said in a Facebook post.

The library is scheduled to reopen July 13.

Christina’s Restaurant:

The restaurant announced Tuesday, June 23 that it will be temporarily closing due to not being able to find enough staff to work. Management believes the extra unemployment benefits being offered to people during the pandemic are keeping workers from returning to work.

Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant announced Saturday, June 27, that it will temporarily close. Read the full statement below.

“We are saddened to share that Beausoleil will be closed effective immediately with a plan to re-open in August. The challenges of the past three months have taken a toll on all of us. The recent rise in cases in our area, while we attempt to operate at a limited capacity, is presenting new challenges daily.

We feel we must prioritize the health and well being of our dedicated team, their families, and you - our loyal guests and good friends.

With time to rest, recharge, and prepare, we hope to reopen in August with new energy and adjustments for this ‘new normal.’

We want to thank all of you for nearly 10 years of good times and especially for your support and encouragement these past few months. We love what we do, and we do it because of you. Thank you, stay safe, and we look forward to serving you again soon.”

The Chimes

Will reopen “as soon as possible”

Chimes is temporarily closing its location near Louisiana State University’s north gate as health officials investigate potential outbreaks of COVID-19 linked to bars near campus.
Chimes is temporarily closing its location near Louisiana State University’s north gate as health officials investigate potential outbreaks of COVID-19 linked to bars near campus. (Source: WAFB)

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JL’s Place:

Expected to close for one week.

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