New Orleans is ramping up coronavirus restrictions to include a ban on take-out alcoholic beverages.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced an update on more restrictions to Orleans Parish restaurants and bars during a press conference on Friday afternoon.
All bars and restaurants will now be prohibited from selling take-out and drive-through drinks starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 25.
Since mid-June, the average cases in the city has increased. Wide-spread community transmission is the assumed cause of the increase of COVID-19, according to the Director of the New Orleans Department of Health, Dr. Jennifer Avegno.
“The best thing for us to do is to prevent these type of sales moving forward,” Cantrell said during the press conference on Friday.
New cases continue to be linked to social gatherings. Our enforcement team has also responded to complaints of large gatherings outside of bars. For these reasons, the sale of takeout & drive-thru alcohol will be prohibited starting at 6am Saturday. https://t.co/diBYB8cdOs pic.twitter.com/ROSJgjo93D
— NOLA Ready #COVIDNOLA (@nolaready) July 24, 2020