So now that we are in Phase III do you know what that means for you? Restaurants, businesses and churches can operate at 75% of capacity. Bars can start serving again in parishes that show a positivity rate of 5% or less for two consecutive weeks, and if the local governing authority opts to do so and once open, bars can only operate at 25% of capacity up to 50 patrons; table service only and with a ban on those under 21 from entering. Alcohol sales at all venues must end at 10 p.m. Sports events will be limited to 25% of capacity, with social distancing required and no alcohol. Indoor gatherings. like weddings and birthday parties, can operate with 50% capacity up to 250 people. Live music will still not be allowed indoors. Salons, spas and gyms can operate at 75%. Casinos will remain at 50% of capacity and 75% of their gaming positions.
The governor said there will be no change in the ban on nursing home visitations. Department of Health is working on a pilot project that would allow outdoor visits to nursing homes, also in parishes with positivity rates of five percent or less.