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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - UPDATE: RETURN TO REVISED PHASE TWO ATC -  11/27/2020

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

In accordance with 168 JBE 2020, no bar, with or without LDH food service certificate, including daiquiri shops, breweries and distilleries with taprooms, shall allow for indoor on premises consumption of any food or beverages unless the establishment is located in a parish that qualifies based on the amount of community spread of COVID-19 in the parish. . A governing authority of a parish that has a positivity rate of 5% or less for two (2) consecutive weeks, as determined and published by LDH, may choose to affirmatively opt to allow all bars, daiquiri shops, breweries, and distilleries with taprooms to allow indoor, on premises consumption under the parameters referenced below. In the event a parish subsequently exceed 5% positivity rate for two consecutive weeks, the bars in that parish shall cease all indoor, on premises consumption.

Currently, the following parishes meet the positivity threshold and have opted in to allow for indoor, on premises consumption and thus bars, Class AGs, daiquiri shops, breweries, and distilleries may continue to provide for indoor, on premises consumption:

1. Catahoula Parish

2. Orleans Parish

3. Plaquemines Parish

4. St. Bernard Parish

5. St. Charles Parish

6. St. John the Baptist

 Bars that are not located in any of the above listed parishes may continue to offer curbside and drive-thru services but may also offer outdoor tableside services. Further, outdoor service and consumption is subject to the same restrictions listed below.

Establishments located within the above listed parishes may offer indoor service under the following guidelines:

1. Patrons must be seated for tableside service.

2. Waiting areas shall remain closed and limit groups from congregating.

3. Indoor capacity shall be limited to a 25% occupancy rate or fifty (50) people, whichever is less.

4. Outdoor capacity shall be limited to fifty (50) people and only for tableside service.

5. Tables shall be spaced in accordance with SFM social distancing guidelines.

6. All sale and service of alcoholic beverages must cease at 11 P.M.

7. Establishment must close at 11 PM.

8. No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be allowed on to the premises.

9. Indoor live entertainment including live bands, dancing, or live performances remain prohibited.

10. Outdoor live entertainment allowed if conducted within SFM guidelines.

11. Bar games, including but not limited to pool, darts, shuffleboard and cornhole, are prohibited

It is crucial that businesses review and adhere to all guidelines including mandatory mask requirements, live entertainment rules, and strict social distancing rules issued by Governor Edwards, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (“SFM”) and the Louisiana Department of Health (“LDH”). For specific guidelines and resources, please visit www.opensafely.la.gov.

ATC remains committed to serving the public and appreciates the patience that permit-holders have exhibited. We look forward to the day when the State returns to normal operations. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact ATC at 225-925-4041.

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