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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