Will New Orleans Bars Be Open on Halloween?
Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, October 3rd, New Orleans will move into Phase 3.1. While masks will still be required for everyone when in public, the relaxed restrictions now allow for the following:
- Bars can serve to-go drinks (but guests still can’t be served at the establishment)
- Alcohol sales at bars and restaurants will stop at 11 p.m.
- Restaurants can open at 75% indoor seating and 100% outdoor seating
- Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people are now allowed
- Indoor gatherings will be allowed for up to 50 people
If the loosened restrictions do not result in a surge of new cases, officials said further easing could be allowed by October 16th under Phase 3.2. This would allow bars to serve patrons at outdoor tables and capacity limits for indoor events will increase.
Then, if there still isn’t a surge in new cases because of Phase 3.2, Phase 3.3 could begin possibly as early as Halloween on October 31st. That means bars will be able serve patrons indoors and there will be additional increases in limits on the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings.
Keep those masks on and keep in the NOLA at experienceneworleans.com.