Health & Safety Information

MHI’s goal is to ensure all individuals on site—attendees, staff and venue personnel—remain healthy, safe and comfortable throughout the event. We are monitoring area COVID-19 status and working in partnership with the team at the Royal Sonesta and local authorities. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recommendations on how to protect yourself against COVID-19 and review the current health and safety protocols in New Orleans.

The City of New Orleans continues to meet all public health milestones and has fully vaccinated over 75% of all adults with the COVID-19 vaccine. As of January 12, 2022, masks are required in all indoor spaces outside the home. Beginning Tuesday, February 1st for everyone age 5+, the City of New Orleans is requiring proof of two doses of the COVID vaccine, except for those who have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or a negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours at restaurants, bars, and other businesses (test results must also include the individual’s name, date of test, and results clearly visible on the official report).


  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Breweries, microbreweries, distilleries & micro-distilleries
  • Gyms
  • Indoor group fitness centers or individual fitness classes
  • Indoor sports complexes, stadiums & arenas
  • Concert & music halls
  • Event spaces such as hotel ballrooms, event venues & reception halls
  • Pool halls, bowling alleys, indoor play centers, arcades, skating rinks, indoor playgrounds & arcades
  • Adult live performance venues
  • Casinos, racetracks & video poker establishments
  • Indoor amusement facilities

MHI is committed to the health and safety of all attendees. Winter Meeting attendees agree to abide by and engage in certain safe and healthy conduct while attending the event. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, social distancing, where appropriate, and not attending the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19. Please note that current guidelines in New Orleans requires proof of vaccination (two doses of the COVID vaccine, except for those who have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or a negative PCR, molecular or antigen test within 72 hours to access all establishments. More information on New Orleans guidelines can be found online

As a reminder, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not attend the 2022 MHI Winter Meeting.

  • Fever
  • Temperature over 100.4 F
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Venue and Accommodations

Our host venue, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, maintains its Stay Safe at Sonesta Commitment, which provides in-depth details on how the hotel plans to facilitate a healthy, safe and secure environment on site for all participants.

Travel and Transportation

We are staying up to date on all travel guidelines, considerations and restrictions from national and local authorities. Please click here to see current travel restrictions/requirements by state. If flying, please note that masks/facial coverings are required within the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

See what action TSA is taking in response to COVID-19.

See what major U.S. airlines are doing by visiting their websites:

For COVID-19 pandemic resources, visit the CDC website.

For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to