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PHOTOS: Due to COVID-19, Bourbon Street bars closed their doors at midnight

Monday morning, police officers began shutting down Bourbon Street after new guidelines asked bars to shut down at midnight.

In a city that barely sleeps, Mayor LaToya Cantrell asked owners to have last call at 11:15 p.m., and that the number of patrons allowed in bars or nightclubs be reduced by 50 percent in an effort to increase social distancing and curb the spread of COVID-19.