WDSU- NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell along with other city officials announced Wednesday that New Orleans is moving to modified phase one restrictions.
The modified phase one approach prohibits gatherings except for people who live together in a single household.
All indoor activities have bee n reduced to 25% occupancy
Sporting events have also been reduced to 4% occupancy
These new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Jan. 8 and will be in effect for three weeks.
Bars and breweries can serve alcoholic beverages through drive-thru, takeout, curbside pickup, or outdoor seating between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Indoor seating is not allowed.
Live entertainment must have a Special Event Permit or a Certificate of Recognition.
This comes as coronavirus cases have surged across the city.
New Orleans Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno said the percent positivity rate for the city is 10.4%.
Hospitalizations are also now back at the peak of the pandemic back in March.
For more information on phase one restrictions, click here.