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New Orleans allows go-cups amid Phase 2 restrictions

By: - September 25, 2020 5:19 pm
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The Bourbon Cowboy bar is boarded up with a message reading “We will survive” in the French Quarter on July 14, 2020 in New Orleans. Louisiana. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration announced Friday that bars in the city can resume selling alcohol to go or curbside. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

In the latest easing of Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that restaurants may resume serving alcoholic drinks via drive-through, takeout and curbside pickup options between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

The new guideline took effect at 5 p.m. on Friday and applied to all restaurants within Orleans Parish, according to a press release from Cantrell’s office.

The announcement is the latest among a series of actions Cantrell has taken to relax Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions. On Monday, the city reopened playgrounds and made allowances for high school athletics to resume activities in early October and to resume football practices immediately.

The city is continuing to monitor its COVID-19 situation as schools move to in-person instruction.

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Wes Muller
Wes Muller

Wes Muller traces his journalism roots back to 1997 when, at age 13, he built and launched a hyper-local news website for his New Orleans neighborhood. In the years since then, he has freelanced for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and worked on staff at the Sun Herald in Biloxi, WAFB-9News CBS in Baton Rouge, and the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. He also taught English as an adjunct instructor at Baton Rouge Community College. Much of his journalism has involved reporting on First Amendment issues and coverage of municipal and state government. He has received recognitions including McClatchy's National President's Award, the Associated Press Freedom of Information Award, and the Daniel M. Phillips Freedom of Information Award from the Mississippi Press Association, among others. Muller is a New Orleans native, a Jesuit High School alumnus, a University of New Orleans alumnus and a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper. He lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with his two sons and his wife, who is also a journalist.

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