New Orleans won’t be permitting parades for Mardi Gras 2021, according to city website | Mardi Gras | Gambit Weekly

The City of New Orleans won’t be permitting parades “of any kind” for Mardi Gras 2021 according to a page on its website, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate reported Tuesday morning. 

It was not immediately clear how this will affect the Mardi Gras Indians and smaller walking parades like ‘tit Rex, or if the city simply won’t be issuing permits or will actively take steps to shut down events that have traditionally not needed a permit. 

Under its Mardi Gras 2021 Frequently Asked Questions, one of the questions reads, “Question: Will there be parades in the City of New Orleans this year?” The listed response is “Answer: Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus.”

In a question on the same page about whether visitors will be allowed for Carnival, the website

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New Orleans won’t be permitting parades for Mardi Gras 2021, according to city website | The Latest | Gambit Weekly

The City of New Orleans won’t be permitting parades “of any kind” for Mardi Gras 2021 according to a page on its website, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate reported Tuesday morning. 

It was not immediately clear how this will affect the Mardi Gras Indians and smaller walking parades like ‘tit Rex, or if the city simply won’t be issuing permits or will actively take steps to shut down events that have traditionally not needed a permit. 

Under its Mardi Gras 2021 Frequently Asked Questions, one of the questions reads, “Question: Will there be parades in the City of New Orleans this year?” The listed response is “Answer: Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus.”

In a question on the same page about whether visitors will be allowed for Carnival, the website

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Mardi Gras parades don’t meet COVID guidelines, won’t happen in 2021 city says

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said last week that Mardi Gras 2021 is “not canceled, just different.” That verbiage is reflected on the website.

NEW ORLEANS — Mardi Gras parades seem highly unlikely to occur in the 2021 season is the message being spread by the city of New Orleans after a post on its web site became social media fodder Tuesday and social posts from the city said that there would be no parades in 2021. 

The news seemed to catch some people off guard but City spokesman Beau Tidwell said it shouldn’t have and that the messaging has been consistent. 

Tidwell, in a press briefing on Tuesday, said the city has always said that gatherings of 250 or more people are not permitted under the current guidelines and that it has been seeking alternatives to the traditional celebrations that are rife with large crowds in close quarters. 

“None of this

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No parades allowed during Mardi Gras 2021 in New Orleans, per city’s website

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