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Health & Safety

November 1: Please note: If you received your vaccination prior to January 1, 2021, you won’t be able to use the CLEAR app to show your status. Please be sure to bring your vaccination card (or a copy) as your form of proof.

October 29: Beginning today, the City of New Orleans will allow people to show proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test (also known as a rapid test) in place of a PCR test or proof of vaccination. The College will honor the same negative antigen (rapid) COVID-19 test for admittance to the Annual Meeting.

October 28: Although the City of New Orleans has lifted its mask mandate for most public spaces effective 10/29, the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting WILL still require masks to be worn inside the convention center and other meeting spaces as well as the Welcome Reception. Requirements for COVID vaccination, negative PCR or rapid antigen test are still in place for the City of New Orleans as well as the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting.

September 30: ACAAI has posted important information every attendee must read about vaccine/test/masking requirements and mandates. Know before you go - learn what the entry process to the convention center will be, and how to prep so that you can be checked in as quickly as possible. Read this Important Info now.

Health and Safety Information

The safety and well-being of all ACAAI Annual Meeting attendees and exhibitors is a top priority of the College. We are closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and plan to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, along with any federal, state and local government mandates in place at the time of our meeting. The primary goal will be to maintain transparency and accurately convey the health and safety measures being taken at the Annual Meeting. As such, ACAAI will communicate what attendees can expect on-site in terms of social distancing requirements, masking protocols and safety precautions prior to the meeting based on current guidance. ACAAI also:
  • Encourages all attendees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and if necessary, be tested prior to arrival.
  • Encourages all attendees to bring their own PPE.
  • Encourages all attendees to complete a “Self- Assessment” health checklist daily before leaving their hotel room.
  • Encourages all attendees to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and to stay in their room if they are exhibiting any symptoms. NOLA Ready is a site that is constantly updated with available testing resources.
  • Is requiring all attendees and exhibitors to complete a form/waiver during the registration process, agreeing to follow any safety protocols that are in place or risk expulsion from the meeting.
  • Will provide guidance regarding new meeting etiquette and utilize on-site signage to reinforce established health & safety measures.
  • Will ensure hand sanitizing stations will be readily available.
  • Will arrange for a First Aid Station to be staffed during show hours to provide assistance to any attendee who requires medical services.
All health and safety protocols are subject to change. ACAAI will post any new protocols to this page as they become available. (See updates at top of page.)

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