The entire Downtown Development District (DDD) team sends its wishes for good health to you and those you love. As always, the DDD is working to preserve the thriving Downtown New Orleans that we have built together and preparing to propel Downtown to new heights on the other side of COVID-19. Our Clean Team, Homeless Outreach Team, and enhanced public safety team continue to operate under strict protocols designed to keep them safe. They may be reached at (504) 415-1730.
The creativity of New Orleanians shines at times like this. We have been gratified to see so many Downtown businesses adapt to this unprecedented challenge with new ways of keeping commerce going. Shopping by video chat, phone orders, home delivery, personal shopping appointments, and expanded online sales capacity — all while following local, state and federal orders designed to control COVID — are just some of the ways our Downtown merchants are making the best of the situation.
The DDD wants to promote your business and your creative ways of keeping commerce going. Please click here to list your business at DowntownNOLA.com, or send a description of the services you would like us to promote to Joshua Vairin at email@example.com. We look forward to telling your story.
Also click the New Orleans & Co. link below for a list of the many fine restaurants — including your favorites Downtown — offering take-away and delivery.
In addition to this focus on Downtown NOLA commerce, the DDD has been working with our partners to advance critically important policies and programs to support businesses and workers, including Senator Marco Rubio’s provision in the pending Senate relief bill that would provide for forgivable small business loans through banks, not just the Small Business Administration. Also working on the Gig Economy Fund created by the New Orleans Business Alliance to support workers who may be not be covered by unemployment insurance.
Last and perhaps most important, please stay informed by texting “COVIDNOLA” (all one word) to 888-777 and by visiting Ready.NOLA.Gov and Louisiana.Gov. The links below connect you to important resources for workers, employers, and businesses of all sorts impacted by COVID-19.