Bars in Lafourche Parish must cease indoor on-premise alcohol consumption as per Governor John Bel Edwards’ latest order — which sent Louisiana back to a modified Phase 2 of reopening.
For bars in parishes that exceed a 5 percent COVID-19 positivity rate for two consecutive weeks, the restriction applies. Lafourche went over that mark for the weeks of 11/05 – 11/11 and 11/12-11/18.
Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson received a notice from the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) regarding the new restrictions.
Read his response below:
“A lot of questions have been raised about bars in Lafourche and their ability to stay open. Unfortunately I received the email below from ATC saying that they have to close. You will also see my response back to them. I will continue to fight for our businesses in the hopes that we can knock some sense into the powers that be.”
Feature photo by Steve Allison.