Drinks to go approved in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 14: Pedestrians are seen walking along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on July 14, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo credit Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Bars may not be open in New Orleans while Phase 2 of easing coronavirus restrictions continues, but the city announced today that to-go drink sales are now allowed.

"Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced that, effective 5 p.m. tonight, restaurants in Orleans Parish may resume serving alcoholic beverages through drive-thru, takeout and curbside pickup options between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m," read the announcement from city hall.

It is the latest relaxation of restrictions this week. Monday, the city announced playgrounds can reopen and high school sports, including prep football, can resume.

Click here to read the city's revised guidelines.