The NCA Annual Convention and COVID-19

Updated 3/23/2022

COVID-19 Considerations

The NCA 108th Annual Convention will take place as a face-to-face meeting. We are excited about seeing you in New Orleans, but we also hear and understand the concerns of members regarding travel, group meetings, and COVID variants. We are committed to following facility, city, state, and federal guidance regarding the health and safety of attendees.

We recognize that attendees may have questions and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to providing our attendees with the latest information about the 108th convention and preparations in light of COVID-19. This page will serve as the hub for that commitment. This page is intended to provide members with information and keep members updated regarding plans for the convention. Because the situation is somewhat fluid, the page will be updated frequently.

Current 108th Annual Convention Requirements

The NCA Executive Committee voted at its February 2022 meeting to require proof of full vaccination or negative antigen, molecular, or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry (must include the individual’s name, date of the test, and results clearly visible on an official report). Information on how to provide proof of vaccination prior to the convention will be shared with attendees in the coming months.

At this time, NCA will follow facility, city, state, and federal guidance regarding the use of masks at the Annual Convention.

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What about future NCA conventions?

A Future Conventions Task Force is charged with considering various options for the long-term format vision for NCA conventions and with making a series of recommendations to NCA’s Executive Committee. The expectation is that a task force report will be submitted for consideration during the August 2022 Executive Committee meeting.