In a press conference, Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans announced that if you are caught without a mask in the city, you could be fined up to $500. The announcement comes after large, mask-less crowds were seen in the French Quarter recently.

The news was reported by NOLA.com via Twitter and you can see their post below @NOLAnews

The move by Mayor Cantrell empowers New Orleans police to issue citations to those not adhering to coronavirus prevention mandates.

Citations can be up to $500 and if offenders can not afford to pay, they can opt to pick up trash in lieu of paying the fine.

The @Saints put out a video via Twitter today encouraging New Orleanians to wear masks that featured Mayor Cantrell and Drew Brees. Check it out below

For the first time this weekend, a limited amount of fans will be allowed to attend the Saints game in the Superdome.

Let's hope that all goes smoothly this weekend as New Orleans will be buzzing at its highest level since the COVID-19 shutdown.