Eric Connerly Data News Weekly Contributor
In a move to help reduce the spike in cases of COVID-19 in New Orleans, Mayor Cantrell made a big move declaring that the City is going back to a modified Phase I.
This move is because recent data from the State’s Department of Health, that there are nearly 6,900 new cases, bringing the total over 333,000.
In Orleans Parish over the course of the COVID-19 Pandemic there has been a total of 22,171 cases and 685 residents have died.
This rise in cases have prompted Mayor Cantrell to revert Orleans Parish back to a modified Phase 1.
Recently, the numbers have been staggering with the positivity rate in New Orleans reaching 10.4 percent. This is nearly double recent positivity cases equaling 5.5 percent.
Some of the specifics regarding a modified Phase 1 includes:
Reducing indoor capacities at businesses to 25 percent.
Indoor and outdoor sporting events will be reduced to four percent capacity.
Gatherings will be restricted to those in the same household only.
Prohibited activities include indoor activities at bars and breweries, no large gatherings, special events, or live entertainment.
These restrictions go into effect Friday, January 8, 2021, and will remain in effect until January 29, 2021 when Mayor Cantrell and her team will determine if the City will stay in a modified Phase 1 depending on the number of new positive cases.
Because of an increase in New COVID-19 cases, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, recently announced that the City will revert back to a modified Phase One in an attempt to help reduce the number of new cases in the City of New Orleans.