I know we’re all watching rising COVID case counts.  Let me share with you the steps that Culture Aid NOLA is taking to mitigate risk while we serve our neighbors. Our best practices plan, developed in partnership with an epidemiologist,  calls for maintaining social distance, requiring mask wearing, washing and sanitizing hands frequently, wearing and changing gloves, symptom checks, and notifications.

  • Volunteers must show proof of vaccination in the form of physical vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or LA Wallet app.
  • Volunteers are limited to volunteering on one day a week, either Wednesdays or Saturdays.
  • Volunteers will be given and required to wear a N95 face mask while on site.
  • If a volunteer has a known exposure, they are asked to refrain from volunteering for 14 days.
  • Volunteers are highly encouraged to get a PCR 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 ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/testing/

Our COVID-19 best practices plan also includes a provision for switching out a team for 2 weeks without having to stop  service. If someone on the team has a Covid-like illness or has a Covid positive test result, we are prepared to swap all team members from that shift for a minimum of two weeks, and help coordinate testing before they return to site. We have a fully staffed relief leadership team, and are building a roster of additional volunteers. We will keep all issues anonymous, and will not share any names if we have to notify team members. In case of a need to switch teams, you will receive an email and a text message.

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