NOLA businesses adapting to new vaccine mandate

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 10:55 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The new covid requirements take effect today in the city of New Orleans.

From now on, if you want to visit a bar or restaurant you’ll have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Blue Oak Barbecue needed a little more than four days to figure out how to execute this, that’s why they’re keeping things outside for now by shutting down their dining room.

New Orleans and Company says it’s too early to tell how these new requirements are impacting tourism. There have been some cancellations but no major loss of business.

October was supposed to be the best month since the beginning of the pandemic. The canceling of Jazz Fest brings about a 500 million dollar blow, but for New Orleans and Company, safety is paramount.

The biggest gains in vaccination over the past four days were seen in people under 18, jumping up 5.7%.

More than 60% of all New Orleans residents have at least one shot. That’s more than 75% of eligible residents 12 and older.

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