Looks like no Mardi Gras parades are happening in New Orleans…
A Frequently Asked Questions section of Mayor Cantrell’s page on the city’s website asks the ”Question: Will there be parades in the City of New Orleans this year?
“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.”
Dan Kelly, president of the Krewe of Endymion, cautioned that people should withhold judgment until the city clarifies its position later today. He said he attended the Mayor’s Mardi Gras advisory committee meeting less than two weeks ago and “she didn’t say anything about there not being any parades.”
“It’s a total shock at this moment,” said Kelly, who had been fielding calls and messages Tuesday morning from other krewes surprised at the news.