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IRE Confidently Moves Ahead With Safety at Heart of Upcoming In-Person Event

IRE Confidently Moves Ahead With Safety at Heart of Upcoming In-Person Event
The International Roofing Expo team is making it easy to visit the Big Easy by providing COVID-19 testing on-site at the convention center for anyone who is not fully vaccinated.

The 2022 International Roofing Expo (IRE) will take place Feb. 1–3, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

The largest roofing event in North America is where you will find all the latest innovations in the roofing and exteriors industry. Our community is eager to meet in person, and that is evident as attendees and exhibitors continue to register every day, organizers said. 

While your success is a top priority, so is the health and safety of attendees—and organizers want to make sure they provide a safe environment for all those who plan on taking part in the International Roofing Expo.

Currently, there is no mask mandate, proof of vaccination, or negative COVID-19 test requirement for attending the show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

However, please note that the city of New Orleans requires proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours to access indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment spaces or performance spaces. 

This city of New Orleans mandate will apply to the IRE First-Time Attendees Reception, IRE Welcome Party, and other events taking place in conjunction with the show, such as the SRS Concert and the NRCA Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception.

To help make it easier for attendees to visit the city of New Orleans and take part in all the activities outside of the trade show at the IRE, show organizers will be providing COVID-19 testing on-site at the convention center for anyone who is not fully vaccinated.

Starting Sunday, Jan. 30 at noon, there will be licensed nurses on-site administering COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for $50 each. PCR testing will be available for international guests upon request. 

As a reminder, negative COVID-19 test results are only valid for 72 hours in New Orleans, and you may need to re-test while you are at the show.


Testing Location: Room 240

Testing Hours:

  • Sunday, Jan. 30: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 31: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

IRE 2022 will follow all local health guidelines. Additionally, there will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue, as well as an enhanced sanitation schedule and widened aisles to promote physical distancing.

The International Roofing Expo is in close partnership and communication with the city of New Orleans and local health officials for their expertise and guidance and will continue to keep you updated on any changes to our health and safety program moving forward. To learn more about AllSecure and IRE's health and safety measures, visit the Health & Safety FAQs page.

Organizers are thrilled to welcome attendees to New Orleans in February and look forward to starting 2022 off with a fun, safe and successful show!

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