New Orleans is putting a COVID vaccine mandate in place for anyone who wants to go to a restaurant, a bar and many other events.

If you are a New Orleans Saints fan, you won’t allowed to go to a game in the Caesars Superdome unless you can show proof of vaccination. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and health department officials have announced the new policy for just about all indoor events.

WDSU reports the Saints are working with the city to make sure fans have a safe and healthy experience while attending home games.

The team will be allowed to fill all the seats in the dome.

This new policy goes into effect on August 16th.

Mayor Cantrell says this vaccine mandate includes the following activities:

Bars

Restaurants

Breweries

Gyms and fitness centers

Sports complexes including the Superdome

Concert venues

Music halls

Event centers

Casinos and racetracks

 

Fans will be able to use the LA Wallet app so you can show your vaccine proof.

If you do not want to get the vaccine, you will be allowed to go to these places if you can present a negative COVID test from within the past 72 hours.

This new policy is being announced as Louisiana is dealing with record high coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The mandate is in place until Sept. 1 and could be extended.

Mayor Cantrell says:

We have to take action now to protect our people and to protect our economy. The City of New Orleans is the backbone of the State of Louisiana. We have to ensure we keep our businesses open. We don’t want to close things down. And we have to keep our children in school.

 

The Mayor also says our health care workers are strained beyond reason and we must take action.

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