As the country navigates the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, hospitality and tourism industry leaders in New Orleans continue to engage with local and state health department officials as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to stay abreast of this rapidly evolving situation and keep you updated.
Below, you will find resources from local and national partners on the current guidance and necessary steps taken by the city to prevent further community spread. At this time, all restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery options only – no dining room service. All bars, nightclubs and casinos, plus malls, movie theaters and gyms have been temporarily closed.
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in coordination with the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is currently monitoring impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus across the world. As we continue to closely collaborate with health officials and monitor the situation for changes, those traveling to or from the impacted areas are advised to pay attention to the directives of the CDC and take any necessary precautions as directed.
Creating a healthy and safe environment for all persons at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is of the utmost importance and concern. The Convention Center has achieved GBAC STAR™ accreditation through the Global BioRisk Advisory Council, which certifies that the facility is implementing the industry’s highest standards of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention and is the leading standard of prepared facilities. Click below to learn more about this accreditation and all of the health and safety protocols at the facility.
The safety and health of passengers, crew members and staff are top priorities for the Port of New Orleans. We are following the lead of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to take all precautionary measures necessary. We continue to actively monitor the evolving situation and are in constant communication with public health agencies and industry partners.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Office of Public Health continue to closely monitor this outbreak. Find the latest updates and state level guidance on their website. If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.
As one of the leading authorities in business events, the Professional Convention Management Association is committed to keeping members informed on the latest news and resources regarding COVID-19, and how the spread of the virus is affecting the business events industry.