Mayor LaToya Cantrell Shares Eased Coronavirus Restrictions

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New Orleans is going to have stricter COVID-19 rules in plan that the rest of the state when it begins to allow businesses to reopen on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell outlined the new plans during a press conference with her top health official Dr. Jennifer Avegno.

According to Mayor Cantrell, restaurants and salons must take down their customers' contact information, while places of worship must also place a cap on the number of people who can attend services.

The city's rules are also preventing the reopening of Harrah's Casino or any video poker rooms.

Businesses that reopen in the city will also have to register with the state Fire Marshal's Office, something that is voluntary in other parts of Lousiana.

Cantrell said the heightened restrictions are needed given the city's status as an early hotspot for the disease, which at an April peak infected 450 new people in a day.

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