Phase 3

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New Orleans’ COVID-19 percent positivity rate jumped from just above 1 percent last week to 2.2 percent this week — or an average of around 60 cases per day. That’s got New Orleans Health Director Jennifer Avegno worried.

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New Orleans musicians, comedians and other live performers can begin to get back on stage as the city continues reopening in phases.

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New Orleans will move into Phase 3.3 of it’s reopening plan Wednesday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno announced the loosened restrictions in a press conference on Monday.


New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned residents Thursday that failing to follow the city’s rules could land them a $500 fine from the police department.

Fans won't be allowed inside the Superdome for either the season opener, or the following home game on Sept. 27.
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Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Saints have come to an agreement on how to open the Superdome to football fans just in time for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.