Covid 19 Updates


March 25, 2020 @1pm

Hello from Holiday Lanes Corporate Headquarters (i.e. my home office).

We miss our bowling community . . . our leagues, our schools and daycares, our corporate parties and meetings, our glow in the dark weekenders!  We want you to remain safe and well.  Please follow the science and the guidelines, not anyone’s opinion or feelings about this crisis.  Best news I am seeing is on C-Span (the unfiltered news without opinion or editorial.)  I am seeing the Senate Floor, the House floor, unfiltered press conferences.  I am listening to the scientists who have experience with previous outbreaks, like Anthony Fauci and Larry Pleasant.  Google them and listen.

We want to be open and we do not know when we will be again.  Soon as they will let us, the managers at Holiday Lanes will be ready.  We aren’t just sitting home moping around.  We are reinventing ourselves and how we do things so we can be more efficient AND MORE FUN!

I don’t like scary movies, but I watched Contagion.  It didn’t scare me for some reason and there were some parallels to our current crisis.  Send your movie recommendations to me on a text!

I am reading the The Great Influenza by John M Barry about the 1918 flu pandemic.  That is an eye opener.  It’s over 1000 pages so it will keep me busy.

The Senate will vote this afternoon on a $2 trillion stimulus package to stabilize those of us who have been floored by the coronavirus impact.  Congressional aides are scrambling to write it.  The House of Representatives will vote tomorrow, I hope.  It looks like it will be good for bowling in Bossier and will save our crew from the worst of the economic impact.  We just need to stay healthy.

That means, social distancing.  Go get your supplies at stores less frequently, order pick up groceries.  Stay in touch with each other virtually . . . phone or FaceTime or FaceBook.  Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands.  Pray for our leaders to make good decisions.  Play with your dogs, talk to your cat.

Melanie @ HolidayLanes

Text or call:  318-464-9222

PS:  Bruno has moved to FaceBook.  He is over at the bowl keeping things in order and sending me reports.

March 20, 2020   11:15am

<<< WE ARE CLOSED >>> STAY HOME >>> STAY WELL <<<

Hello from your proprietor.  I am now at home in isolation, I mean socially distancing.  We have a guy named Bruno watching out for the bowl, but he is lonely.  Please send him some encouragement.  His cell phone (318) 518-6280.  His daily (or whenever he feels like it) update is on our home page.  Look for the video.   Send him a text.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

Best advice for bowlers:  LISTEN TO THE SCIENTISTS >>>>

Best info on what to do and what to expect comes from the mouth of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases).  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fauci-predicts-americans-will-likely-need-stay-home-least-several-n1164701

Wash your hands a lot, if you pick your nose, wash your hands again.  Air kisses only.

Check back here for frequent time stamped updates and news from Bruno on our home page.

[email protected]

Text or Voice Messages to Bruno:  (318) 518-6280

Emergency only:  (318) 464-9222


March 18, 2020  Noon

We are closed until further notice at the direction of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. 

Governor Edwards will be advising us before April 21 regarding when we can reopen.

We are calling everyone with a reservation deposit to offer a refund.  We can reschedule you if you prefer, but we still cannot know when we will reopen.

We are unable to answer all of our calls right now.  If you need to speak to us, please leave a voice or text message at (318) 518-6280.  We will prioritize your calls.

The US Surgeon General is advising all to act AS IF they are carrying the virus in order to slow the spread of novel corona virus.

We will bowl again!  For now, it is “one day at a time.”  Stay well.  We care about our partners and customers.

Check back here for frequent time stamped updates.

[email protected]

Text or Voice Messages:  (318) 518-6280
Emergency only:  (318) 464-9222


March 17, 2020  8:45am

Things change fast.  Let’s slow everything down and stop this novel corona virus.  We have decided to close for several weeks to do our part. 

If you have a reservation in upcoming days, we will be calling you within a week (we need to catch our breath) to process a refund or reschedule as you wish.  If you need to speak to us, please leave a message or text (318) 518-6280.  That way we can prioritize your calls and respond quicker.

It’s time to mind your momma.  Don’t pick your nose, if you do wash your hands, learn to kiss like the French (the air kiss kind.)  Please stay well.  We will all be Up2SomeFun again soon.

[email protected]

Text or Voice Messages:  (318)518-6280
Emergency only:  (318)464-9222


March 16, 2020  5:47pm

In accordance with our governor’s direction, our bar will be closed until April 13, when updated guidance will be issued.

League update: 

Waller Baptist will not bowl 3/19 or 3/26.  Check previous posting for other leagues.

Lanes Lassies will not bowl 3/17.

Current opening schedule:

                                                   Bowling/arcade              Café                              Bar

                                                    Open/close              open    close                open    close

            Tuesday, 3/17/20          noon - 8pm              noon - 8pm                 closed

            Wednesday, 3/18/20     noon – 9pm              noon-8pm                   closed

            Thursday, 3/19/20         noon – 9pm              noon-8pm                   closed

            Friday, 3/20/20              noon – 11pm            noon-8pm                   closed

            Saturday 3/21/20          11am – 11pm           11am – 11pm              closed

            Sunday 3/22/20             noon – 8pm              noon-8pm                   closed

            Monday 3/23/20           noon – 9pm              noon – 8pm                closed 


March 16, 2020  1:15pm

We closed today (Monday) all day to catch a breath and reset so that we can take care of our bowlers and our crew amidst this health crisis.  We will remain open until such time the recommendation is to lock down.

Our first step is to announce a limited schedule, especially for the café which will offer a temporarily limited menu.  We will open a bit later and close a bit early.  We will do our best to spread bowlers out and abide by a modified group limit of 50 as recommended by CDC.  We believe that by spreading bowlers out, we will be able to safely host 50-100 people in the building at a time.  This schedule is tentative and may change, so please check back frequently.

                                                   Bowling/arcade              Café                              Bar

                                                    Open/close              open    close                open    close

           

            Tuesday, 3/17/20          noon - 8pm              noon - 8pm                 4pm-8pm

            Wednesday, 3/18/20     noon – 9pm              noon-8pm                   4pm-9pm

            Thursday, 3/19/20         noon – 9pm              noon-8pm                   4pm-9pm

            Friday, 3/20/20              noon – 11pm            noon-8pm                   5pm-11pm

            Saturday 3/21/20          11am – 11pm           11am – 11pm              5pm – 11pm

            Sunday 3/22/20             noon – 8pm              noon-8pm                   closed

            Monday 3/23/20           noon – 9pm              noon – 8pm                4pm – 9pm         

Leagues will bowl on a modified schedule according to their preferences.  We are contacting league officers to determine the best way to get that done. 

TUESDAY LEAGUES

                        Lane Lassies – We will open at 9am for Lane Lassies exclusively

                        Pelican  -  Will not bowl 3/17/20, please check back for next week’s schedule

                        Ladies Handicap – Will not bowl, 3/17/20, please check back for next week

WEDNESDAY LEAGUES

                        Wednesday Night Mixed – Will bowl 3/17

THURSDAY LEAGUES

                        Rebel Rounders – schedule pending, please check back

                        Waller Baptist – schedule pending, please check back

                        Barksdale Communicators – Will bowl 3/19 and 3/26

FRIDAY LEAGUES

                        Forever Young - We will open at 9am for Forever Young exclusively

MONDAY LEAGUES

                        American – schedule pending, please check back

Wash your hands, quit high fiving for now and stay well!

Melanie 318-464-9222

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