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Health and Safety

UPDATED: (10/29/21)


The Commodity Classic is working hard to ensure a fantastic show for attendees while also adhering to required COVID-19 guidelines. Information on this page will be updated regularly to reflect the ever-changing nature of the situation but we encourage you to visit the websites below for additional details. Commodity Classic will follow all state, local and venue guidelines related to COVID-19.



Current City of New Orleans Guidelines:

Masks are not required for outdoor events

- Masks are required at hospitals, schools and aboard public transportation including buses, trollies, ferries, taxis and rideshare vehicles.


Attendees must have EITHER:

- A negative PCR or antigen "rapid test" within 72-hours OR

- At least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine


The guidelines are required for admission into any restaurant, bar, entertainment venue or event where food or beverages are served. 



Onsite Safety Measures

  • All meeting rooms will be set up to allow for more physical distancing.
  • The convention center and AV staff will be cleaning all meeting rooms between sessions, including chairs, tables, podium and microphones.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the convention center.


Rapid COVID-19 Testing

For your convenience, there are several rapid testing locations near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  We encourage you to confirm location and services before travel. Click here for additional locations:


Stone Laboratories
615 Baronne Street, Suite 100
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 827-1050

CVS Pharmacy
4901 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-6307


Ochsner Health Center
5300 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 703-3070
1801 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 561-8458

In & Out Urgent Care
6225 S Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 864-8080


3227 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-2610

Ochsner Urgent Care Uptown
4605 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-7676




International Attendees

International attendees should always check current travel restrictions to the U.S. on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website before planning your travel to make sure you will be able to enter the U.S.



Visit these websites for additional details and guidelines:

City of New Orleans

New Orleans Safety Plan

Ernest Morial Convention Center

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport