NOV 17, 2020 - 8:50 AM

One of the persistent questions regarding the upcoming Carnival season is whether parades will be permitted in New Orleans.

A section of Mayor LaToya Cantrell's page on the city's website appears to have addressed that question, and the answer is "No."

... During a press conference Tuesday unrelated to the parade cancellation, Cantrell reiterated earlier statements that while the Mardi Gras holiday is not canceled entirely — since it is a cultural and religious event — this year "it's just different."

"Based on the state guidelines in place right now, that is true," Cantrell said in relation to the prohibition on parades.