Restaurants and racing can resume, but new rules abound

  • Alec Owes wipes a sign alerting customers that the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is open as stage 1 of the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions begin in Sydney, Friday, May 15, 2020. Some pubs, clubs and restaurants are reopening with a limit of 10 patrons while following distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

NEW ORLEANS — Restaurants can reopen in New Orleans, a city famous for its cuisine, but they must take reservations and limit the number of diners. Auto and horse racing tracks in New York can resume competitions but without spectators.