Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has opted-in to reopen bars in Lafayette Parish.

After falling below the 5% COVID positivity rate for two consecutive weeks now, Mayor-President Guillory has notified Governor John Bel Edwards that Lafayette Parish will opt-in to reopen bars for on-premises consumption "at the full extent."

Being that the Louisiana Department of Health numbers show that Lafayette Parish falls within guidelines of the Governor's current proclamation, bars that would be allowed to open under the order must adhere to the following restrictions:

  • Bars may reopen and offer tableside 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 tableside service.
  • Tables shall be spaced in accordance with 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 twenty-one (21) shall be allowed on to the premises.
  • Live music is prohibited.

We will add more details as this story develops and you can view more information and the full guidelines by visiting opensafely.la.gov.

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