New Orleans will Reopen their Businesses on Saturday at 6 am


A graffiti mural of Louis Armstrong wearing blue gloves and a face mask … [+]

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that the city will reopen their businesses starting this Saturday at 6am. On May 16, restaurants, places of worship, retail stores, movie theaters, beauty shops, the zoo, the aquarium, museums (except for the Louisiana Children’s Museum) and gyms are allowed to welcome visitors and customers again. However, establishments must limit capacity to 25% occupancy to 100 people — whichever figure is lower. “Remember the basics of preventing the spread. Everyone must wear a mask or face covering. My mask protects you; your mask protects me,” Cantrell stated.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, her face mask lowered during a news conference April 9, provides updates on city finances, temporary morgues and more.PHOTO BY MAX BECHERER/THE TIMES-PICAYUNE | THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE

Despite the city resuming its activities, Cantrell suggested that people should still stay at home. “We’re [still] encouraging our people to not be moving all about,” said Cantrell. “Continue to look toward getting your essential needs met, but again, [you’re] safest at home.” To read more about this story click here.

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