Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state’s phase 3 order allowing restaurants, churches, salons, spas and gyms to reopen at 75% occupancy with social distancing required will go into effect tonight.
Parishes with a Covid-19 positivity rate of 5% or lower for two consecutive weeks can opt-in to reopen bars for on-premises alcohol consumption.
If they do opt-in, bars will be subject to a number of restrictions, and last call will be at 10 p.m., the governor said. People younger than 21 won’t be allowed inside a bar.
Edwards said indoor social gatherings, like weddings or birthday parties, will be limited to 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 people and social distancing requirements. Outdoor crowd sizes will also be limited to 50% and a maximum of 250 people.
More details: Sporting events, like college or high school football, will operate at a lesser capacity of 25%, with social distancing required and without alcohol sales, the governor announced.