If you’re heading to New Orleans anytime soon, be advised that new COVID-19 policies are about to take effect.
New Orleans has become one of the first cities in the country to require proof of vaccination for indoor venues, along with New York and San Fransisco.
Announced by Mayor LaToya Cantrell this afternoon, the new policy that mandates either proof of your vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) for indoor dining, bars and other venues will take effect on Monday.
The new policy includes the Superdome. A statement from the Saints organization does note that full capacity remains the expectation ahead of the upcoming NFL season. In addition to proving your vaccination status or a negative test, masks must also be worn “at all times other than when eating or drinking.”
The full list of what’s included in the policy can be seen below:
- Breweries, microbreweries, distilleries & micro-distilleries
- Indoor group fitness centers or individual fitness classes
INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT & PERFORMANCE SPACES
- Indoor sports complexes, stadiums & arenas
- Concert & music halls
- Event spaces such as hotel ballrooms, event venues & reception halls
- Pool halls, bowling alleys, indoor play centers, arcades, skating rinks, indoor playgrounds & arcades
- Adult live performance venues
- Casinos, racetracks & video poker establishments
- Indoor amusement facilities
LARGE OUTDOOR EVENTS
- Outdoor events of more than 500 people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.