The College is pleased to report that the City of New Orleans has made remarkable progress on restoring impacted facilities and businesses to full function after Hurricane Ida. The Morial Convention Center, hotels and other sites we’ll be using for our live meeting in November are in good shape, and the city is ready to welcome our attendees.
Health and safety are top of mind for our attendees. In the New Orleans area, vaccination rates for COVID-19 continue to increase. More than 80% of the adult population has had at least one dose of the vaccine. As of last week, new cases of COVID-19 in the area are continuing to trend downward at an encouraging rate.
As required by the City of New Orleans, the following precautions will be in place for the meeting to help ensure everyone’s safety.
- Masks must be worn at all times when attending Annual Meeting events and functions, regardless of vaccination status.
- Attendees and guests aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination (at least one dose) OR a negative PCR test within the preceding 72 hours to be allowed admittance.
These safety requirements will not only apply to all facets of the College meeting, but will also apply to other businesses operating within the city including restaurants, bars, fitness centers and entertainment venues.
Information about the latest New Orleans requirements can be found on New Orleans’ coronavirus guidance web page.
The College has planned efficient ways to get you checked in and moving about the meeting quickly while meeting the various health and safety requirements.
Important note for registered attendees: Please bring to New Orleans your proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test for COVID (administered within the past 72 hours). Masks will be provided on site for those who do not have one. It is recommended that attendees head over to the convention center soon after arrival in New Orleans to have their vaccine/test status verified. Once proof of vaccination or negative test has been verified, the attendee will have access to the full convention center and Hilton New Orleans Riverside, plus the Welcome Reception at Mardi Gras World.
Please check the Annual Meeting website frequently for the most up-to-date information. Details about health and safety requirements, and how the College will help you get verified and on your way to a great learning experience, is available on the Health and Safety page.
We can’t wait to see you in New Orleans!