The City of New Orleans will extend the hours for the citywide sale of alcohol as part of the modified Phase Three guidelines and restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective as of 6 p.m. today (Friday, April 9), service and sales of alcoholic beverages at bars, restaurants and other venues shall only occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 1 a.m., extending from the previous time of 11 p.m.

The extended service and sales of alcoholic beverages, whether for consumption on or off premises, and including packaged alcohol sales, will only occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. in the French Quarter and Central Business District, including all areas bounded by the Mississippi River, the center line of Esplanade Avenue, the center line of Rampart Street, and the center line of Common Street.

For more details on current Phase Three guidelines and restrictions, click here.

New Orleans continues to make progress in response to the pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 780 residents. As of April 9, the case counts, transmission rate and positivity rate have all been in a decline for over nine weeks. Case counts are averaging below 50 cases per day. The positivity rate is under one percent, and the transmission rate is well below 1.0. The City also has provided at least one vaccine shot to more than 37 percent of Orleans Parish residents. And nearly 25 percent of residents are fully vaccinated.

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