NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans will move to a Modified Phase-3 COVID order starting this Friday, March 12. The order in Orleans will mirror the state's Phase-3 measures in many ways, but differ in some key ways.
The State of Louisiana will allow full capacity at houses of worship, while Orleans will continue to limit capacity, now it will be 75 percent of capacity with social distancing and mask guidelines required.
Here is what is allowed in the new order from the city of New Orleans.
Allowed to open to 75% Capacity
- Bars with AR-Conditional Restaurant permit
- Beauty salons, barber shops, and nail salons
- Bus tours
- Carriage tours
- Community centers
- Concert Halls
- French Market
- Houses of worship
- Movie theaters
- Museums, zoos, aquariums
- Office buildings and businesses
- Retail stores
- Salons, barber shops and tanning establishments
- Swimming pools
- Tattoo, massage, and esthetician services
- Masks are required in public.
- Masks are required when around anyone outside of your household.
- Masks are not required when engaged in outdoor personal exercise, athletic competition, or when actively eating or drinking.
Social Distancing Required
- All activities must include strict social distancing.
- Businesses, residents, and visitors should ensure 6 feet distance between groups of people who do not live together.
- Indoor gatherings are limited to 75 individuals, with masking and social distancing required.
- Outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 individuals, with masking and social distancing required.
- See details on gathering sizes
- Restaurants and bars: Restaurants, bars, breweries, and event venues can serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and to-go between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.
- Packaged liquor: Packaged liquor sales in the French Quarter and CBD is limited to the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Live Entertainment and Special Events
- Live entertainment may be performed at bars, concert halls, music halls, live perforance venues, and event venues following the capacity limits based on the business type.
- All venues must obtain a Special Event Permit or a Certificate of Registration to allow live entertainment.
- Singing, karaoke, and wind-blown instruments will now be allowed indoors, however the establishment must follow all guidelines set forth by the City and State.
- See details on live entertainment permitting.
- See details on special events
Activities with Additional Restrictions
- Adult live entertainment
- Casinos, racetracks, and video poker establishments
- Concert and music halls
- Conference venues and meeting rooms
- Event venues
- Fairs and festivals
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Indoor playground and play centers
- Recreation spaces, sports complexes, parks and playgrounds
- Amusement parks
- Second lines and parades
- Dance clubs