Lafayette Parish‘s positive COVID-19 rate has fallen below 5% for two consecutive weeks, allowing bars to be eligible to reopen under Phase 3 guidelines. In a letter Wednesday afternoon, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory officially notified Governor John Bel Edwards that the parish will opt-in to allow bars to open for on-premises consumption.
From Lafayette Consolidated Government:
(LAFAYETTE, La.) Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory notified Governor John Bel Edwards in a letter Wednesday afternoon that Lafayette Parish is opting-in pursuant to Proclamation Number 117 JBE 2020. This will allow bars in the parish to open for on-premises consumption at the full extent authorized by the Governor’s current proclamation. Bars allowed to open under the order must adhere to the following restrictions:
Bars may reopen and offer tableside service only. Standing and bar service will be prohibited.
Indoor capacity shall be limited to a 25% occupancy rate or 50 people, whichever is less.
Outdoor capacity shall be limited to 50 people and only for tableside service.
Tables shall be spaced in accordance with State Fire Marshal social distancing guidelines.
Bars and other Class AG permit holders including daiquiri shops must cease all sale and service of alcoholic beverages and close no later than 11 P.M.
No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be allowed on to the premises.
Live music is prohibited.
For more information and the full guidelines, please visit opensafely.la.gov.