In accordance with the White House’s Opening America Up Again guidance and input from public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control, Cane River Creole will begin implementing an adaptive recovery plan to increase recreational access to the park in three phases. The park is working with the U.S. Public Health Office to evaluate the gating criteria based on expected visitation during each phase of the recovery process.
The White House guidance outlines the following three gating criteria:
Symptoms - Downward trajectory of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) reported within a 14-day period AND downward trajectory of COVID-like syndromic cases reported within a 14-day period.
Cases - Downward trajectory of documented cases within a 14-day period OR downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period (flat or increasing volume of tests).
Hospitals - Treat all patients without crisis care AND robust testing program in place for at-risk healthcare workers, including emerging antibody testing.
On June 1, 2020, the park implemented Phase One of it's adapative recovery plan; increasing access to parking lots, trails, and the grounds at Oakland and Magnolia Plantations. However, since that time Louisiana and surrounding states have experienced upward trends in one or more of the gating criteria (listed above). According to guidance, the park is unable to implement Phase 2 of the Adaptive Recovery Plan until the gating criteria is met.
Last updated: July 1, 2020