The New Orleans Business Alliance is working with public and private partners to ensure that New Orleans residents and businesses have access to all available resources to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans is directly responding to cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. Text COVIDNOLA to 888777 to receive alerts. Visit NOLA Ready for up to date information about the outbreak in New Orleans and suggested responses to minimize spread and exposure.

Louisiana Department of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health has provided a full set of guidelines to ensure that Louisianians are informed and prepared to respond to this health crisis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is the federal agency tasked with driving the US domestic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources and Relief Efforts

New Orleans Business Alliance

As a result of the anticipated local economic impact of COVID-19, the New Orleans Business Alliance has created a relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly impacted through loss of income.

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has activated its Disaster Response and Restoration Fund to directly benefit nonprofits working to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board

New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is suspending service shut offs while an emergency declaration by Mayor LaToya Cantrell remains in place. They will be working to reconnect customers who currently have their water turned off, giving priority to seniors and chronic health conditions.


Entergy New Orleans will halt some customer disconnections amid the COVID-19 crisis.


Verizon will waive late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus. In addition, the company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.


For the next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate the service of any wireless, residential, or small business customer. They will waive any late fees that customers may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic. They will also be keeping their public Wi-FI hotspots open.

Office of Economic Development

The City of New Orleans is gathering information on the business impact of COVID-19. Responses to this survey will be used to determine potential emergency Federal business support. Please send the completed survey to our colleagues with the City of New Orleans’ Office of Community and Economic Development - Jeff Schwartz and Courtney Stuckwisch Wong.
1250 Poydras St., Suite 2150
New Orleans, LA 70113 | 504.934.4500