City Will Move to ‘Phase 3.1’ Restrictions on Saturday, Oct. 3
NEW ORLEANS – Here are some of the new COVID-19 rules that will take effect at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 when New Orleans enters “phase 3.1” of a multi-phase plan:
- Restaurants will be able to open with 75% indoor seating and 100% outdoor seating
- Bars can serve to-go drinks but can’t serve patrons staying at the establishment
- Alcohol sales at bars and restaurants stops at 11 p.m.
- Salons and other businesses will be allowed to open at 75% indoor capacity
- Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people will be permitted
- Indoor gatherings will be allowed up to 50 people
- Masks will still be required when anyone is in public
- Halloween celebrations will be permitted
- Haunted houses can apply for operating permits from the state Fire Marshal
- No decision yet about fans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
If there isn’t a spike of cases, the city will continue to loosen restrictions throughout the month. So look out for news about a “phase 3.2” and “phase 3.3” in the future.