A Message from ACCA CEO and President

Dear ACCA Members and Industry Professionals,

In the face of a pandemic, you shined through as essential workers, protecting the lives of families across the country by providing them with a comfortable living environment. ACCA thanks you for your continued service during this time of uncertainty.

In March of 2020, ACCA made the decision to cancel our annual conference event in order to protect our most important asset, our members. We responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with quick action to provide you with guidance and resources to carry your business through. ACCA knows the value held by our members in our annual conference and expo and, with this in mind, we are excited to hold the 2021 Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA.

We are implementing many precautions in order to host a safe conference experience. Some precautions include limited capacity events to allow for social distancing, face masks available for attendees, and hand sanitizer stations throughout. ACCA is working closely with the New Orleans Marriot hotel to ensure the best practices for sanitization and distancing are implemented and followed by attendees.

The ACCA conference website will be kept up to date with the most recent happenings for our conference. Please check back here to receive the latest or sign up for email updates here.

ACCA continues to be your go to association in these times of uncertainty. We look forward to your attendance in New Orleans!

Onward and Upward.

Barton James

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information on COVID-19 in Louisiana?

You can find more information regarding COVID-19 in Louisiana on the Louisiana Department of Health Website including case numbers,  mask regulations, outbreak areas, and more.

Where can I find information on COVID-19 in New Orleans?

More information regarding COVID-19 in New Orleans can be found on the City of New Orleans Website.

Are there any Louisiana travel restrictions right now?

There are currently no travel restrictions in the state of Louisiana

Are masks required in Louisiana?

As of July 11, 2020, masks are mandatory in the state of Louisiana for everyone ages 8 and older except for the following:

  • Anyone who has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering
  • Anyone who is consuming a drink or food
  • Anyone who is giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience
  • Anyone temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes
  • Anyone who is a resident of a parish without high COVID incidence that has opted out of the masking mandate

What is currently open in Louisiana?

Louisiana is currently in Phase Two of reopening. You can view recent orders by Governor Edwards here.

Phase Three calls for the following practices:

· Individuals:

Vulnerable individuals can resume public interactions, but should practice physical distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed.

Low risk populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.

· Employers:

Resume unrestricted staffing of worksites.

· Specific Types of Employers:

Large Venues (e.g., sit-down dining, movie theaters, sporting venues, places of worship) can operate under limited physical distancing protocols. Gyms can remain open if they adhere to standard sanitation protocol. Bars may operate with increased standing room occupancy, where applicable.

What precautions will ACCA be taking?

ACCA is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 Louisiana and New Orleans and implementing the precautions and restrictions suggested to us by the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. In addition, we are revising our program and activities to allow for social distancing while supporting an informative, valuable and safe in-person experience.