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NOLA Mayor: No change in city's order

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Posted at 10:50 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 11:57:42-04

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced today that there will be no changes to the city's stay-at-home order.

Yesterday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the state's stay-at-home order will be extended until May 15 because our cases are still increasing and thus the state doesn't meet the White House requirements to start opening up. However, he did say that stores in malls could open for curbside delivery, and that restaurants with outside areas could allow their patrons to eat there, with no tableside service.

During his presser, Edwards said that cases are still rising in the Baton Rouge, Acadiana and Monroe area. He said cell phone data shows the residents of those areas are not adhering to the stay-at-home order as they should. Cases are not increasing in New Orleans, according to the chart.

Today, Cantrell said New Orleans won't be relaxing any restrictions.

"The Governor’s announcement will not result in any changes to the existing #StayHome mandate in Orleans Parish. Restaurants will not be allowed to host curbside seating and stores will not be allowed to open curbside delivery," Cantrell tweeted.

Here's the tweet: