The City of New Orleans announced that starting today more COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed in the city.
The city is increasing gathering size limits to 75 indoors and 150 outdoors, respectively; raising table limits to 15; and increasing indoor stadium capacity to 15% and outdoor stadium capacity to 25%.
The city said the past 30 days have shown a sustained decrease in case counts, transmission rate, and positivity rate, which is allowing for further easing of some restrictions. COVID-19 metrics remain low; case counts are around 50 cases per day, the positivity rate remains under 2%, and the transmission rate is well below 1.0.
For those reasons, the New Orleans Health Department said it is updating the city of New Orleans modified phase two guidelines, which will go into effect at 6 a.m. Feb 26. These changes further align the city’s guidelines with the state of Louisiana’s modified phase two emergency order.