New Orleans will enter Phase 3 of reopening on Saturday, Oct. 3, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Thursday at a press conference.
“With all of these phases the city of New Orleans has taken a slightly different approach than the state of Louisiana and we will continue on that path,” Cantrell said.
The new guidelines will be adopted in three mini-stages, with additional rollbacks considered every two to three weeks based on the city’s health data. The city is taking a more gradual approach than the state, which entered its version of Phase 3 on Sept. 11.
Cantrell said that by dividing Phase 3 into three parts, the city will provide businesses and residents with “more of a roadmap or milestones.”
In Phase 3.1, which starts at 6 a.m. Saturday, restaurants will be allowed to operate at 75 percent indoor capacity and 100 percent outdoor capacity. Social distancing and face coverings