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Sep 23, 2020 05:10PM ● By News Desk

In a statement released earlier today by LCG officials, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has notified Governor John Bel Edwards that Lafayette Parish is "opting-in" pursuant to Proclamation Number 117 JBE 2020. This will allow bars in the parish to open for on-premises consumption at the full extent authorized by the Governor’s current proclamation. Bars allowed to open under the order must adhere to the following restrictions:

·    Bars may reopen and offer tableside service only. Standing and bar service will be prohibited.

·    Indoor capacity shall be limited to a 25% occupancy rate or 50 people, whichever is less.

·    Outdoor capacity shall be limited to 50 people and only for tableside service.

·    Tables shall be spaced in accordance with State Fire Marshal social distancing guidelines.

·    Bars and other Class AG permit holders including daiquiri shops must cease all sale and service of alcoholic beverages and close no later than 11 P.M.

·    No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be allowed on to the premises.

·    Live music is prohibited.

To read the letter sent to the Governor's office, click the attached pdf.  For more information and the full guidelines, please visit