The 2022 International Roofing Expo® will be held Feb. 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, and a priority is ensuring a safe environment for attendees, according to theroofingexpo.com.
New Orleans has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as of Jan. 12. The city of New Orleans also requires proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours to access indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment spaces or performance spaces. This mandate will apply to the IRE First-time Attendees Reception, IRE Welcome Party and other events taking place in conjunction with the show, such as the SRS Concert and NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception.
To help make it easier for attendees to visit the city of New Orleans and take part in activities outside of the trade show, the IRE will be providing COVID-19 testing on-site at the convention center for anyone who is not fully vaccinated. Starting Jan. 30 at noon, there will be licensed nurses on-site administering COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for $50 each. PCR testing will be available for international guests upon request. As a reminder, negative COVID-19 test results are only valid for 72 hours in New Orleans, and you may need to retest while you are at the IRE.
Following are details regarding on-site testing:
Testing Location: Room 240
Sunday, Jan. 30, noon-5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The IRE will follow all local health guidelines. Additionally, it will have hand-sanitizing stations throughout the venue, an enhanced sanitation schedule and widened aisles to promote physical distancing.
The IRE is in close partnership and communication with the city of New Orleans and local health officials for expertise and guidance and will continue to keep you updated regarding any changes. To learn more about AllSecure and the IRE’s health and safety measures, visit the Health & Safety FAQs page.