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New Orleans sets restrictions on sale of takeout alcoholic beverages.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 16:19:32-04

New Orleans is now prohibiting all bars and restaurants in the city from selling takeout alcoholic beverages.

The new restrictions were announced during a press conference in New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

The new restriction will go into effect Saturday at 6:00 a.m.

Additionally, gathering sizes have been reduced to 25 persons inside and 50 persons outside, according to the mayor.

"Since we’ve moved to Phase 2, the City has seen unfavorable trends in COVID-19 data. Orleans currently has 9,752 cases and 548 deaths. Almost doubling the daily average cases to approximately twice the threshold of 50 cases a day," a message on Cantrell's Facebook page reads. "We see clear indication that we have returned to widespread community transmission. We have a very narrow window to act and turn this around in order to get our kids back to school safely."

Masks are still required to be worn out in public.

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