Mardi Gras To Proceed In New Orleans Despite Omicron Surge

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is reaffirming Mardi Gras will go on this year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the event in 2021.

Cantrell said the city will have Mardi Gras in 2022 "without a doubt" while officiating over King's Day Thursday, the official kickoff of the carnival season.

The city's hotels, restaurants, bars, and music venues suffered because of last year's cancellation.

Tourists are told to come to town masked, vaccinated, and COVID-free.

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