Lafayette Parish bars will reopen immediately

Lafayette Parish bars will reopen immediately
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Bars in Lafayette Parish will reopen immediately following an announcement from Mayor-President Josh Guillory on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Guillory made the decision after the parish’s COVID-19 positivity rate fell below 5% for two consecutive weeks.

Bars can now reopen for on-premises alcohol consumption under the following restrictions:

  • Bars may reopen and offer table-side service only. Standing and bar service will be prohibited.
  • Indoor capacity shall be limited to a 25% occupancy rate or 50 people, whichever is less
  • Outdoor capacity shall be limited to 50 people and only for table-side service
  • Tables shall be spaced in accordance with Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal social distancing guidelines
  • Bars and other Class AG permit holders including daiquiri shops must cease all sale and service of alcoholic beverages and close no later than 11 p.m.
  • No person under the age of 21 shall be allowed on to the premises
  • Live music is prohibited

Other parishes around the state have made similar announcements this week, including Iberville, St. Mary, and St. James.

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