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On Aging 2022 Health and Safety

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ASA Is Committed to Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment at On Aging 2022

Your health and safety are important to us. We are actively tracking the emerging news and science around the new Omicron variant of SARS-COV-2 and are monitoring guidelines for health and safety measures from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. ASA will follow applicable federal, state and local laws, adapting our plans accordingly and sharing updates with you. While as of March 21, 2022, the City of New Orleans no longer requires masks in locations like hotels, ASA strongly encourages that our attendees continue to follow CDC guidelines to wear masks in public gatherings where large numbers of people are present. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans from April 11–14, 2022.

The details below are some of the precautions we will implement for On Aging 2022 in New Orleans.


Requirements for All Attendees, Exhibitors, Volunteers & Staff

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  • Everyone must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible) and we strongly encourage everyone to test prior to arrival to ensure your negative results.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while onsite.
  • Proof of Vaccination may be provided in any of the following manners:
    • The original or a photo of your vaccination card
    • An app (Clear App or your state app if available)
    • A letter from your doctor stating the dates of your vaccinations
    • A screenshot from the vaccination provider showing your full name and dates of the vaccinations (i.e.: a pharmacy)
  • Booster shots are required for anyone eligible. We understand that you may not be able to receive one if your last vaccination was within the past 6 months or you have received a medical exemption from a physician. Proof of the medical exemption must be presented at the time of check-in at On Aging 2022. Medical exemptions will not be accepted for the vaccination, but will be accepted for the boosters. Religious exemptions will not be accepted in any circumstances.

Before You Leave Home!

ASA encourages attendees to:

  • Ensure you have your proof of vaccination documentation.
  • Download the CLEAR app and upload your proof of vaccination (U.S.based attendees only).
  • Get your COVID-19 booster shot.
  • Get your flu shot.
  • Test for COVID-19.

What to Expect at On Aging 2022 in New Orleans

  • Everyone must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible).
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while onsite.
  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted with a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). A list of approved vaccines can be found here.
  • If you begin to exhibit any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, we encourage you to follow CDC guidelines. Please visit this site for New Orleans testing locations. Should you test positive while onsite, please inform ASA of your positive results.
  • While not onsite at the conference, attendees are encouraged to follow mask and vaccine requirements set forth by the City of New Orleans.
  • All attendees will be asked to follow Hyatt Regency, local and state rules with respect to social distancing.
  • Onsite catering and concession outlets, which are managed by the Hyatt Regency, will follow health and safety precautions as required by the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.
  • Hand sanitization stations will be placed throughout On Aging 2022 venues to encourage frequent hand sanitization.
  • We will issue best practices for attendees that include avoiding shaking hands and how exhibitors can best manage product demonstrations.
  • Additional protocols may be put into place as deemed necessary by ASA.