NOLA Remains In Phase Two As Louisiana’s Coronavirus Restrictions Loosen

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NOLA Remains In Phase Two As Louisiana’s Coronavirus Restrictions Loosen

As the rest of Louisiana enters Phase 3, New Orleans remains in Phase 2 to control the coronavirus pandemic.

The City of New Orleans will not be joining the rest of Louisiana in implementing the loosened Phase 3 restrictions.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration said the city will remain in its own version of Phase 2 for the time being due to recently loosening restrictions following the Mardi Gras holiday. The Mardi Gras hotspots were closed on Fat Tuesday, with all bars locked down on the big day.

Frenchmen St. at 8pm on Fat Tuesday. Credit: @oldentimes_nola via Instagram

The New Orleans Health Department eased restrictions on gathering sizes and sporting events as a result of a sustained decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Orleans Parish.

New Orleans is being excluded from their states progression as the Health Department feel its important to monitor the effect those changes may have on transmission.

Currently in New Orleans, gathering sizes for parties and events are capped at 75 people indoors and 150 outside under the city’s latest restrictions. Restaurants, bars, breweries and other businesses may also seat as many as 15 people at a table. Although, you can’t purchase any alcoholic beverage after 11pm.

In other CO-VID19 related news, a community vaccination site will open at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in NOLA.

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