At this time, it seems as though COVID-19 is here to stay. Culture Aid NOLA is still taking steps to mitigate risk while we serve our neighbors. Our best practices plan, developed in partnership with an epidemiologist, calls for washing and sanitizing hands frequently, wearing and changing gloves, symptom checks, and notifications.

  • Volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and may be asked at any time to provide proof of vaccination in the form of a physical vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or LA Wallet app.
  • If a volunteer has a known exposure or positive test result, they are asked to refrain from volunteering for 10 days.
  • Volunteers will be offered a N95 face mask while on site.
  • Volunteers are highly encouraged to get a PCR or rapid test after large social gatherings, i.e. holiday or birthday parties, concerts, sporting events, etc., prior to volunteering, a list of free testing sites can be found at

If someone at our distribution, whether staff or volunteer, has a Covid-like illness or has a Covid positive test result, we are prepared to notify all persons from that shift and help coordinate testing before they return to site. We will keep all issues anonymous, and will not share any names if we have to notify anyone. In case of a positive test result while you were on site volunteering you will receive an email and a text message.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.