COVID-19 Guidelines & Requirements

 PowerUp COVID-19 Protocols

We can’t wait to see you in-person for an engaging learning and networking experience in New Orleans. Due to the current Hyatt Regency New Orleans COVID-19 safety protocols and City of New Orleans COVID-19 indoor gathering guidelines, in-person attendance is limited to those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR/antigen COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours.

During the PowerUp check-in process when you pick-up your name badge, all individuals must show evidence to designated Finvi staff either:
1) Proof of vaccination (can be the original, digital photograph, or photocopy of both sides of the CDC Vaccination Card)
2) Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry, with the individual’s name, date of test, and result clearly visible on an official report


  • Vaccine requirements mandated by the City of New Orleans
  • PowerUp event staff will review documentation attendees provide but will not collect any personal information
  • See “City of New Orleans” tab for additional COVID-19 mask, vaccine, and gathering policies

Current Guidelines

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. This summer, Louisiana experienced a devastating surge in the number of COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant, but due to mitigation measures imposed at both state and local levels, the region has seen a decrease in case counts, hospitalizations and deaths for several weeks. Because of this significant improvement, the New Orleans Health Department is easing restrictions on activities pursuant to the Mayor’s emergency powers provided by La. R.S. 29:727(F) and the “Mayoral Proclamation to Further Promulgate Emergency Orders During the State of Emergency Due to COVID-19” filed on May 15, 2020. ​The new restrictions will be effective as of October 29, 2021 at 6:00 A.M.

For additional information, visit the COVID-19 in New Orleans website.

Masks Recommended

Mandate in Effect in Public Indoor Spaces

  • Unvaccinated individuals over the age of 2 should wear a mask in public indoor spaces.
  • Masks required in early childhood and K-12 educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and public transportation.

Vaccines Required

Anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours, to access:

  • Indoor dining (restaurants, bars, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, and micro-distilleries)
  • Indoor fitness (gyms, indoor group fitness centers, or individual fitness classes)
  • Indoor sport complexes, stadiums, and 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
  • Casinos, racetracks & video poker establishments
  • Indoor amusement facilities
  • Large outdoor events (500 people or more)

Gathering Guidelines 

  • Indoor Gatherings
    • Proof of vaccination or negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test will be required at all indoor gatherings at establishments included in these requirements
  • Outdoor Gatherings
    • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR, molecular, or antigen test result from 72 hours required for outdoor events of 500+ people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.


Hyatt Regency New Orleans COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Guests can stay in our hotel without providing proof of either the vaccine or a negative test. Our Front Desk will ask to verify a guest’s vaccine status or negative test if the guest wants to utilize our Fitness Center during their stay with us.  All of our restaurants and lounges are also verifying proof of vaccination or negative test when a guest enters any of our establishments. Guests need to provide conference organizers with proof of vaccination, or a negative test taken within the last 72 hours in order to attend any meetings or events within the hotel. 

Our Commitment to Care & Cleanliness

From Hyatt Hotels: One of our highest priorities for welcoming guests back to Hyatt properties is doing so safely, with your wellbeing in mind. Hyatt continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, keeping those who are affected in our hearts, and listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from guests such as you. Learn more about our COVID-19 Travel Update  and Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.