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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell lifted the temporary suspension on to-go alcoholic drinks on Friday two months after the announcing the original order as a measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The ban ended at 5 p.m. on Friday, allowing customers to order alcoholic beverages from restaurants and take them off premises.
The new order does not include bars without a state restaurant permit and only allows establishments to sell alcohol between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cantrell issued the new guidelines as part of the city’s easing of Phase 2 reopening restrictions.
The original suspension on to-go alcoholic drinks was ordered by Cantrell and went into effect on July 25 as a way to reduce gatherings and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Read the city’s Sept. 25 new Phase 2 guidelines here.