Mardi Gras shall be lots much less boozy this 12 months.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell introduced Friday that the entire metropolis’s bars will shut down forward of the Mardi Gras festivities in hopes of slowing the unfold of the coronavirus.
Cantrell mentioned gross sales of to-go drinks will even be banned metropolis extensive, and the sale of packaged alcohol is not going to be allowed within the French Quarter.
The town had introduced in November that it could not enable the competition’s conventional parades.
Final 12 months’s Mardi Gras brought about coronavirus instances to skyrocket in New Orleans.
The most recent guidelines have been prompted by the big crowds gathered within the well-known Bourbon Avenue final weekend.
“To those that are upset about these restrictions, know that when it comes to the well being of our folks,” the mayor tweeted. “I’d somewhat be accused of doing an excessive amount of than not sufficient.”
The modifications shall be in impact from 6 a.m. on Feb. 12 by 6 a.m. on Feb. 17.