Louisiana reopening cabins used for coronavirus isolation

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) – Louisiana is reopening cabins and camps in a New Orleans state park that was used to isolate people who did not need hospitalization but were homeless or needed to protect others in their homes while waiting for COVID-19 test results or after testing positive.

Bayou Segnette State Park’s overnight facilities have been fully sanitized and will reopen on Friday, Office of State Parks spokeswoman Rebecca Rundell said on Monday. The state is taking reservations and the promo code “welcome” will get four nights for the price of three until Sept. 7, according to a press release.


Bayou Segnett was one of three parks used for the pandemic ‘isolation overflow’ of people who did not need hospital care but were homeless or unable to return home, such as those living with infants or people with weakened immune systems.

Chicot State Park, in Cajun country near Ville Platte, fully reopened on June 26.

The trails and the disc golf course at Lac Bistineau State Park are open during the day. Rundell said no date has been set for reopening overnight facilities at the park, located about 20 miles east-southeast of Shreveport in northern Louisiana.

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