The safety of our community and the communities we visit is our top priority; the HSS/SHOT staff and leadership continue to monitor the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and work with medical experts, the Sheraton hotel, local organizers, and the city of New Orleans to institute best practices for the HSS/SHOT annual meeting on 18-21 November 2021. It is too early for us to announce the specific COVID-related changes for our event in late November. We will continue to monitor the situation in New Orleans, but at this time, HSS/SHOT will continue to plan the 2021 meeting as a hybrid event.
Here are some precautions that we will utilize at the annual meeting. Currently, these precautions mirror those in place for all New Orleans indoor activities. We will continue to update the community as the situation evolves.
Vaccinations: Participating attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination. For individuals who are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arriving at the meeting will be required.
Masks: HSS/SHOT will institute a mask mandate at the meeting for all attendees, staff, and hotel staff at all indoor events.
Note that if COVID-19 makes it impossible for us to meet in person we will shift to a completely online meeting.