The NCA Annual Convention and COVID-19

Updated 1/14/2022

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 New Orleans COVID-19 Restrictions (as of 1/12/2022)

As of January 12, a mask mandate is in effect; masks are required in all indoor spaces outside the home.

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) is required for entry to all event venues (including hotel meeting spaces), and to all restaurants and bars. 

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What about future NCA conventions?

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