NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As more cases of the coronavirus disease are being identified in the Greater New Orleans area, Friends of City Park is rescheduling Lark in the Park, which will now be held in conjunction with our June event, Toast in the Oaks.
The Friends of City Park decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we take great pride in being good stewards to City Park and to our supporters. The Toast in the Oaks date and event details will be communicated in the coming week.
New Orleans City Park is closely following the CDC recommended actions regarding the coronavirus and are implementing those appropriate to our situation. We ask New Orleans City Park guests to follow the guidance of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individual precautionary measures such as:
1. Stay home if you are sick. If you have flu- or cold-like symptoms, stay home to lower the chances of spreading the illness to others.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or face. Mucous membranes of the face-eyes, nose and mouth-are entry portals for many microbes, including coronavirus and the viruses that cause the common cold.
3. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow. Throw used tissues away. Do not cough or sneeze directly into your hands, because you will spread the microbes from your hands to anything you touch.
4. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It is especially important to wash your hands before and after touching your eyes, nose or mouth, after using the bathroom and before eating.
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Use a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Frequently touched objects include keyboards, doorknobs and desks.
About Friends of City Park: Established in 1979, Friends of City Park
is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, and education for the public. Over the past 35 years, Friends of City Park has raised money to assist in new projects and refurbish many beloved Park attractions including the Historic Wooden Carousel, Botanical Garden, Peristyle, Storyland, and Popp Fountain. Friends of City Park sustains its efforts from its robust membership program that offers perks to Friends’ members.