Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins declared a State of Emergency in the city today in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. His first emergency order after making the declaration has to do with restaurants in the city.

The Mayor will be shutting down take-out orders for local businesses across Shreveport. Here is today's statement from the Mayor's Office:

"Mayor Adrian Perkins has declared a Public Health Emergency for the City of Shreveport. This declaration was filed with the Clerk of Court's office earlier today.

It takes effect April 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM and remains in effect until May 2, 2020 at 6:00 AM. The Mayor's Emergency Declaration includes the following order:

Restaurants, as defined in the Unified Development Code, shall limit their operations to curb-side or drive-thru pickup, with patrons remaining in their vehicles at all times."

With the order, no one will be able to leave their vehicles in restaurants parking lots, ending all take-out options in the city until May 2nd.