In her afternoon press conference, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered a “Stay At Home” mandate to New Orleans residents.
Cantrell said she is mandating that all citizens stay home except critical business which includes health care workers, pharmacy, restaurants, grocery stores, news media, city business, law enforcement and other “essential functions”. Government will also be moved to essential operations.
“Stay home and save a life,” said Mayor Cantrell. Personal responsibility will be the number one enforcement. Businesses are subject to lose their license to do business again in the City of New Orleans if discovered to be open.
Officials with Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes both confirmed this mandate is not for our parishes and is currently not in the plans.