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New Orleans moving into adjusted Phase 3 on Saturday, some restrictions lifting

Starting with Phase 3.1
Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 12:32:21-04

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans will be moving into Phase 3 and begin lifting some restrictions beginning Saturday.

At a press conference on Thursday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that New Orleans would move into Phase 3 in steps.

Starting with Phase 3.1, the city will see stricter rules than other parts of the state. They will include allowing bars serving to-go drinks but not serving in-person, restaurants will open at 75 percent indoor seating and 100 percent outdoor seating.
Salons and other businesses will also be allowed to open at 75% indoor capacity.

Masks and social distancing will still be required. See more Phase 3.1 rules below:

  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed, twice as many people as are allowed under current rules
  • Indoor gatherings will be allowed up to 50 people, twice the current limit
  • Masks will still be required when anyone is in public, in accordance with state-wide rules
  • Halloween will go on, but guidelines on masks will remain in place
  • Haunted houses can apply for special permits from the state Fire Marshal to operate

Other rules can be viewed here

The City of New Orleans provides information on their safe reopening on their Ready Nola website, here
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