COVID-19, A Message from DDD President & CEO Kurt Weigle

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 and enhanced Public Safety Team, which patrols 24/7, as well as our Homeless Outreach 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, or send a description of the services you would like us to promote to Joshua Vairin at 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 continues working with our City, State and Federal partners to advance critically important policies and programs to support businesses, workers and residents.

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 provided on connect you to important resources for workers, employers, businesses and residents impacted by COVID-19.

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