PHOTOS: What a difference a phase makes – NOLA begins Phase 2 reopening

New Orleans began Phase 2 of reopening the city June 12, with some businesses finally able to open doors after months of being shuttered.

by Michael DeMocker
June 14, 2020

New Orleans began Phase 2 of reopening the city June 12, with some businesses finally able to open doors after months of being shuttered.

Places that can now open with 25% capacity include bars without food permits, outdoor pools, casinos, racetracks and video poker. Other businesses were allowed to open with up to 50% capacity, including gyms, barber shops and hair salons, retail and shopping malls, and aquariums, zoos and museums.

Michael DeMocker has been a photojournalist in New Orleans for over twenty years. He’s been the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year three times and loves photographing all things New Orleans. He lives Uptown with his wife, son, and two dogs of varying intelligence.