New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants in the city as cases of Covid-19 steadily increase across the city.
Cantrell said during a news conference today that bars and restaurants will be limited to 25 patrons in total inside and that no bar seating will be allowed.
She also said masks will be required at all times, other than when patrons are eating and drinking.
The new restrictions go into effect at 6 a.m. on July 11.
"Bourbon Street worries me," Cantrell said. "I am concerned."
Videos taken on Bourbon Street last weekend showed it crowded with people, many of whom did not have masks on.
More context: There were 81 new cases reported in Orleans Parish on Wednesday for a total of 8,287 cases, according to the state’s Department of Health.
The city has a 10.03% positivity rate of tests conducted to date.