Lafayette mayor-president permits indoor service to resume in bars

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LAFAYETTE, La. – According to a statement from his administration, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory notified Governor John Bel Edwards in a letter Wednesday afternoon that Lafayette Parish is opting-in pursuant to Proclamation Number 17 JBE 2021.

This permits bars in the parish to open for on-premises, indoor consumption at the full extent authorized by Gov. Edwards’ current proclamation.

Bars 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 the State Fire Marshal’s social distancing guidelines.
  • Service and sales of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption shall only occur between the hours of 8 A.M. and 11 P.M.
  • No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be allowed on the premises.

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