Even though we started at the bottom as one of the worst states for the coronavirus, we are slowly fighting our way back toward semi-normalcy — at least, the so-called "new normal." Tomorrow, Friday, June 5, New Orleans is moving into Phase Two of reopening our economy.
Sources from WWL give us better insight into what to expect during the reopening.
What's reopening under Phase Two and guidelines:
·Most businesses and organizations can expand from 25 percent capacity to 50 percent.
·Casinos and video poker facilities may expand from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity.
·Massage institutes, tattoo parlors, and esthetic establishments can operate at 50 percent capacity.
·Skating rings, bowling alleys, and pools may operate at 50 percent capacity.
·Bars without food services can operate at 25 percent capacity.
·Arcades and children's museums may reopen at 50 percent capacity.
·Outdoor playgrounds and play centers can reopen operation.
What's still closed:
·Indoor children's play centers
·Nursing homes are closed to visitors
Although Phase Two can be exciting for many of us, it is still encouraged that we keep ourselves and others safe. Being socially distant, using hand sanitizer, and wearing a mask is still important to keep New Orleans at its safest and moving forward.