New Orleans relaxing pandemic restrictions as numbers fall

Photo courtesy of MGN Online

New Orleans' mayor says coronavirus pandemic restrictions are being relaxed, starting at 6 a.m. Friday.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 11:03 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' mayor says coronavirus pandemic restrictions are being relaxed, starting at 6 a.m. Friday. A news release from Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office said the past 30 days have shown a sustained decrease in case counts, transmission rate, and positivity rate. The statement Thursday said groups of up to 75 may gather indoors and 150 outdoors, and restaurants, bars and other businesses can seat up to 15 people at a table. Indoor stadiums may admit up to 15% of the maximum number of fans usually allowed, with outdoor stadiums admitting up to 25%.

Lafayette
Mostly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 97°
New Iberia
Mostly Cloudy
85° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 97°
Ville Platte
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 93°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
85° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 92°
Crowley
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 101°
St. Martinville
Mostly Cloudy
85° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 97°
Opelousas
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 93°
Storms Return to the Forecast

Latest Video

Image

Businesses in Downtown Lafayette Prep for Potential Storms

Image

Storms Return to the Forecast

Image

Queen in the Trenches

Image

2021 Hurricane Season Outlook

Image

Tracking heavy rain for Father's Day

Image

June Is National Camping Month, Here Are Some Tips To Make Outdoor Living A Breeze

Image

BackYard Sapphire, Bringing Glass Recycling To Acadiana

Image

Food Prep During Hurricane Season

${item.thumbnail.title}

Are colds and common viruses coming back?

Image

Outdoor workers at risk in summer heat

Community Events