Restaurants, Cafes & Bars Are Now Open And Here’s All You Need To Know
This means the following PubClub.com type of businesses are now open: restaurants, cafés, and bars and breweries with LDH food permits and bars and breweries without an LDH food permit as long as the latter’s occupancy limited to 25% capacity and advance reservations are required at those places.
Bar and restaurant patrons are not required to wear a mask, but it is recommended they do so while not seated, such as when entering the business and when walking to your table. And you must sit; there’s not standing, even at bars. You can, however, get a drink without having to order food.
If you don’t have a reservation, you may be asked to provide your contact information (name and phone number) for contact tracing purposes.
Here’s some other important things to know about Phase Two rules and restrictions in New Orleans:
• People must wear a mask or face covering while in public, unless you are performing outdoor recreation.
• Gatherings are limited to 100 people. This the case for public and private gatherings
• Outdoor live music is allowed provided there are no more than 100 people and one safety officer per 50 people is present. Organizers must first obtain a special event permit.
In addition to bars and restaurants, below is a list of other businesses that are allowed to open, as long as they operate at 50% capacity:
- Retail stores and shopping malls
- Beauty salons, barber shops, and nail salons (by appointment only)
- Tattoo, massage, and esthetician services (by appointment only)
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums (by reservation only and with no tactile exhibits)
- Gyms and fitness centers, including group fitness classes
- Community centers
- Houses of worship (limited to 50% or 250 people, whichever is fewer)
- Movie theaters (limited to 50% or 250 people, whichever is fewer)
- Event venues (limited to 50% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
- Casinos, racetracks, and video poker establishments (occupancy limited to 25% capacity with 50% of gaming tables open)
- Outdoor pools
- Walking and bus tours (limited to 10 people or fewer)
Outdoor recreation spaces, including parks, playgrounds, and sports complexes are open.
And, finally, below is a list of what is not open under Phase Two. As as you can see, it’s not quite laissez les bon temps rouler yet, but the Big Easy is easing back into it.
- Amusement parks
- Music/concert halls
- Fairs and festivals
- Trade shows
- Indoor playgrounds and play centers
- Indoor live performance venues
- Second lines and parades
- Cruise ships