Modified Phase Three IN EFFECT AS OF JANUARY 3, 2022

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The guidelines for Phase Three have been modified (re: requiring proof of 1 COVID vaccine or negative test within 72 hours for all ages 5+). See details below –

Mask guidelines

mask mandate in effect in some public indoor spaces

  • Masks required in all healthcare facilities and public transportation, including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, buses, taxis, ride-shares, and the corresponding transportation hubs.
  • Masks required in all K-12 education institutions, unless the institution has adopted an isolation and quarantine policy for students, faculty, and staff consistent with the protocols set by the Louisiana Department of Health.
  • Although not required, unvaccinated individuals over the age of 2 should wear a mask in public indoor spaces.

Mandatory Safety Requirements for All Businesses and Institutions Allowed to Operate

All businesses and institutions allowed to operate effective January 3, 2022, must implement and comply with the  Mandatory Safety Requirements listed in City of New Orleans Guidelines in order to limit interactions among individuals and limit virus transmission.

Staff and employees of establishments listed on this page who are unvaccinated may provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least every 7 days for entry to the workplace.

Vaccines required

Anyone 5 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry (must include the individual’s name, date of the test, and results clearly visible on an official report), to access:

Indoor dining

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Breweries, microbreweries, distilleries & micro-distilleries

Indoor fitness

  • Gyms
  • Indoor group fitness centers or individual fitness classes

Indoor entertainment & performance spaces

  • Indoor sports complexes, stadiums & arenas
  • Concert & music halls
  • Event spaces such as hotel ballrooms, event venues & reception halls
  • Pool halls, bowling alleys, indoor play centers, arcades, skating rinks, indoor playgrounds & arcades
  • Adult live performance venues
  • Casinos, racetracks & video poker establishments
  • Indoor amusement facilities

Large outdoor events

  • Outdoor events of more than 500 people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.

Gathering guidelines

Individuals attending indoor or outdoor events of more than 500 individuals are strongly recommended to wear masks through the duration of event (except while actively eating or drinking).

Indoor Gatherings

  • Proof of vaccination or negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry (must include the individual’s name, date of the test, and results clearly visible on an official report) required at all indoor gatherings at establishments included in these requirements.

Outdoor Gatherings

  • Proof of vaccination or negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry (must include the individual’s name, date of the test, and results clearly visible on an official report) required for outdoor events of 500+ people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.

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