WHAT: Media is invited to tour the Medical Monitoring Station (MMS) at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, media will be able to tour the Personal Housing Units (PHU) located across from the Convention Center on Convention Center Boulevard.     

The tour is an opportunity for the media to ask questions about the facilities, admission criteria and processes.

NOTE: Media must complete a waiver for special access to the convention center. Click here for the waiver. Complete this form and bring it with you on Saturday. 
 WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020
             10 a.m. 
 WHERE: Earnest N. Morial Convention Center - Entrance to Hall G
               900 Convention Center Blvd.
               New Orleans, LA
 WHO: Mr. Norris Yarborough, Incident Commander
           Dr. Meghan Maslanka, Medical Operations Manager
           Dr. Joseph Kanter, Assistant State Health Officer, Louisiana Department of Health
           Mr. Clayton Williams, Public Information Officer
 WHY: This is an opportunity to better understand the details of the Medical Monitoring Station
and Personal Housing Unit facilities and operations. The Medical Monitoring Station is only for COVID-19 positive individuals transferred from hospitals and is no longer need an acute care hospital bed, but are not well enough to be discharged to their homes, and require medical monitoring. The Personal Housing Units are for symptomatic individuals coming from hospital emergency departments with COVID-19 tests pending and require isolation until test results are reported.