Announcement expected on bars reopening in EBR Parish

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Bars could possibly reopen Wednesday, but that all depends on the positivity rate in the East Baton Rouge Parish.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome says has asked the state office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) to ease restrictions on bars due to the parish’s positivity rate.

The Department of Health requires parishes to meet a positivity rate of five percent or less for two consecutive weeks before they are allowed to reopen for on sit consumption.

Once “opt-in” status is granted, businesses will be allowed to operate under eased restrictions outlined in the governor’s executive order.

Some of the eased restrictions under phase three include:

  • Indoor capacity being limited to 25 percent
  • Outdoor capacity will be limited to fifty people and only for tableside service
  • Bars and other Class AG permit holders including daiquiri shops must stop serving and selling alcohol and close no later than 11 p.m.
  • People under 21 will not be allowed on the premises
  • Live music is prohibited

Officials will know whether they got the green light to reopen once the latest data from LDH comes out around 12 p.m.

Metro Council will also have a special  meeting Wednesday afternoon at four to declare a proclamation.

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