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NEW ORLEANS | ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER

Health & Safety Updates

as of January 13, 2022

The health and well-being of IEEE PES T&D attendees remains our top priority. By working closely with the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Federal, State and Local public health officials, we will incorporate current best practices to provide you with the best level of protection at the 2022 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exhibition.

The 2022 IEEE PES T&D organizing committee will continue to actively monitor local, state, and federal guidelines and adjust our protocols if local conditions change as we get closer to the event. 

Based on current City of New Orleans guidelines, here are some of the health measures that we expect all participants to follow:

City of New orleans health guidelines

  • Mask Guidelines:
    • Masks are required in healthcare facilities and on public transportation.
    • **UPDATE: Masks Required in all indoor spaces outside of the home.
    • Vaccines Required: Beginning February 1, 2022
      • Anyone 5 years of age and older must provide proof of 2 doses of an approved COVID vaccine (1 dose for Johnson & Johnson) or negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours, to access:
        • Indoor Dining
        • Indoor Fitness
        • Indoor Entertainment & Performance Spaces
          • Including event spaces like the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
        • Large Outdoor Events
  • Gathering Guidelines
    • Indoor Gatherings:
      • Proof of vaccination or negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test will be required at all indoor gatherings at establishments included in these requirements.
    • Outdoor Gatherings:
      • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR, molecular, or antigen test result from last 72 hours required for outdoor events of 500+ people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center health and safety protocols

What You Can Do to Help Onsite

  • Follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at the event.
  • Discourage physical greetings like handshakes, high fives, fist or elbow bumps, and hugs.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain social distancing between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

For up-to-date information from the City of New Orleans, click here.

We look forward to you joining us in New Orleans. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].