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Health and Safety Resource Center

AUA2022 – Announcements

Welcome to the 2022 AUA Annual Meeting Health and Safety Resource Center. Our goal is to host a safe and meaningful Annual Meeting. The AUA will abide by and follow all CDC guidelines, as well as state, local and federal regulations. We will continue to update this page, so please check back for news and additional guidance.

AUA COVID-19 Safety Policies

Current as of May 2, 2022

The AUA will be instituting a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Entry Protocol for AUA2022.

In practice, this means all AUA2022 in-person attendees, exhibitors, vendors, guests and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide negative test results taken 72-hours or less from the time of entry in order to gain access to the 2022 AUA Annual Meeting. There is no higher priority for the AUA than delivering a safe and successful Annual Meeting, and we believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our audience.

ShareMy.HealthThe AUA has collaborated with ShareMy.Health, a HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform to help ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and guests. An account with ShareMy.Health will be created for all pre-registered attendees. Pre-registered attendees will receive a separate email communication from ShareMy.Health with instructions to activate their account and upload vaccination records.

ShareMy.Health Once verified, attendees will receive an email indicating their approved status, which will need to be presented when entering the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in order to retrieve registration materials.

Participants who do not provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result in accordance with the current AUA health and safety policy will not be permitted to enter the Annual Meeting. On-site testing will be available for those who require test results for entry. Refunds will not be granted for failure to provide such proof.

Please visit our COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Entry Protocol FAQs for additional information.

On-site Safety Measures

We thank you in advance for adhering to all safety protocols, including the AUA Code of Conduct, during AUA2022. The following measures will be in place to support a safe environment for all AUA2022 on-site attendees, exhibitors, vendors, guests and staff:

Health and Safety

  • New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (NOEMS) has been designated by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as the exclusive provider of care and health screenings to all AUA2022 attendees, exhibitors, vendors and staff. NOEMS operates in accordance with COVID-19 standard operating procedures to ensure the best practices of local and national health agencies are followed.
  • On-site attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and guests should report any COVID-19 related symptoms, or if other medical attention is needed, to NOEMS. To contact NOEMS, please call the NOENMCC Public Safety dispatch line at 504-582-3040 or x3040 from any red house phone.
  • Should any attendee present a fever or related symptom, NOEMS will provide the attendee with a new face covering, administer necessary screening measures, and, if deemed necessary, refer the attendee for further evaluation and testing.
  • A health screening area will be available in the Mosaic Room, near the Julia Street entrance, for any attendee experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • A separate first-aid room will be available for all other general health-related concerns or injuries located in the Hall BC foyer.
  • The AUA will have disposable N95 masks available upon request.
  • Checkpoints will be established at the Julia Street and Transportation Center entrances to verify proof of vaccination or negative results in order to gain entry upon first arriving to the convention center.

On-Site Testing – Extended Hours!

Limited COVID-19 rapid antigen and PCR testing services will be available on-site in the Mosaic Room during the following schedule:

  • Saturday, May 14 – 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 – 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16 – 7 - 10 a.m.

For questions about testing please email

Pricing for Tests:

  • Rapid Antigen Tests – $55 each (Times vary for results)
  • Rapid PCR Tests – $100 each (Times vary for results)

Payment can be made by credit card on-site at the time of your appointment. If you require official documentation for your results, processing to receive completed forms via email can take up to 4 hours pending the volume of tests being administered. Please plan accordingly.

Appointments for on-site testing are strongly recommended, however walk-ins are welcome. Schedule an appointment here.

COVID-19 testing is also available at numerous locations throughout the city.


  • The Convention Center has attained the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® STAR Facility accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Convention Center staff systematically and frequently sanitize "high-touch" surfaces in restrooms, escalators, elevators and other service areas using EPA-registered disinfectants designed for emerging viral pathogens.
  • Health and first-aid rooms will be thoroughly sanitized and ventilated in between use.
  • Exhibitors will be responsible for supplying disinfectant wipes for their booth(s) and maintaining a clean environment, including all high-touch surfaces, throughout show hours.

Staying Safe in New Orleans

  • Safety policies may vary by establishment. Please visit City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for further details regarding current city-wide safety guidance and local COVID-19 resources.
  • The Louisiana Department of Health has announced that, following CDC guidance, it is no longer conducting case investigation and contact tracing of individual cases of COVID-19, except in high risk settings. Likewise, the AUA will not be conducting contact tracing. If you have tested positive, please report this information to NOEMS if you are still on-site, and let colleagues with whom you were in close contact know.
  • The Louisiana COVID-19 Support Hotline is available at 1-855-453-0774 for who have questions about COVID-19, need resources to help them isolate or quarantine safely, or want more information on local testing locations.

International Travel Guidance

Effective November 8, non U.S. citizens are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States. Some exemptions on a limited basis may apply. If you are a non U.S. citizen or nonimmigrant and are fully vaccinated, make sure your vaccine and proof of vaccination are acceptable to board a flight to the United States.

All air passengers ages 2 or older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must show a negative result of a COVID-19 viral test taken no more than one (1) day before traveling by air to the United States.

Travel guidance is subject to change. International attendees are encouraged to routinely check current travel restrictions to the U.S. by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before planning your travel to make sure you still qualify to enter the U.S.

For additional international travel guidance, including information for obtaining a VISA please visit our International Attendee Guide.

Helpful Resources

For more information and resources we encourage you to visit the following resources:

CDC Booster Shot Guidance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Guide
City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Community Support and Contact Tracing
Louisiana Department of Health
Travel Requirements by Country
World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
World Health Organization EU/PQ Evaluation Status