Masks Required in New Orleans Even Before Mardi Gras

January 18 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Rules in New Orleans. What You Should Know.

The City of New Orleans has implemented a Modified Phase Three, which went into effect on January 12, 2022, with an extended COVID-19 mandate expected on February 1, 2022. Please review the City of New Orleans rules before coming.

Mask Up

In addition to the new COVID-19 Rules, New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell, and her team have reinstated a mask mandate ahead of Mardi Gras. Masks are required in all indoor spaces outside of the home.

Find Updated 2022 Parade Routes on

Parade routes have been changed for 2022. All maps on our parade schedule on have been updated to reflect recent changes but, basically, here’s what you should know:

  • All parades that start on the riverside of Napoleon Ave., Jefferson Ave. and Magazine St., Tchoupitoulas St. and Henry Clay St. will form at Napoleon Ave. and Prytania St.
  • Parades that start on Napoleon Ave. and S. Saratoga St. will form at Napoleon Ave. and Carondelet St.
  • Parades that start at Holiday Dr. and Fiesta St. will form at Wall Blvd and Holiday Dr.
  • Endymion will remain on its original route but will turn right onto Elks Pl/Loyola Ave. instead of turning right onto St. Charles Ave. It will then turn right onto Girod St. from Loyola Ave. and proceed to the rear of the Superdome
  • Zulu will remain on its original route, but after passing Gallier Hall, it will turn left onto Poydras St. and right onto Loyola Ave. before continuing on its original Basin St. route.
  • Rex will remain on its original route but will start on Napoleon Ave and Carondelet St. instead of S. Claiborne Ave. and Napoleon Ave.
  • Elks and Crescent City will stay on their original route. They will be permitted to turn left onto Poydras St. from St. Charles Ave. and continue straight on Poydras St.

Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras

COVID-19 restrictions in Metairie for Mardi Gras are not as strict as they are in New Orleans. Located in Jefferson Parish, just 10 minutes away from downtown New Orleans, Metairie kicks off their annual Mardi Gras celebration with Family Gras, a FREE three-day festival that takes place two weekends before Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day). Enjoy authentic cuisine, the Art Market, a Kids' Court with face painting and games, free outdoor concerts by both local and national artists, and the traditional pageantry of Mardi Gras parades.

View 2022 Parade Schedule and Maps

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