Demolition New Orleans Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Earlier this year, the National Demolition Association’s Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel Demolition New Orleans. At the time, promising news from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the future of the coronavirus pandemic nevertheless left prospects for in-person events for 2021 remain shrouded in uncertainty. Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards also extended his modified Phase 2 order, keeping COVID-19 mitigation measures in place throughout February, and strongly recommending against large gatherings.
As such, NDA’s board felt the decision to cancel Demolition New Orleans was in the best interests of all attendees, exhibitors, and volunteers.
The vaccine roll-out and improvements in rapid testing programs gives NDA great confidence for the prospects of the industry, including the delivery of a successful Demolition Convention and Expo in San Diego, Calif., February 26 - March 1, 2022.
And while NDA members will not be gathering in-person this year, the association is exploring opportunities to celebrate those who have reached great milestones in their careers and innovative project work within the last year. NDA will share details about upcoming education and the presentation of the 2021 awards as they become available.
NDA would like to thank the Convention Committee, and in particular, Scott Laird and Scott Stein for their amazing work in planning this year’s event. Their leadership during this trying time has been appreciated by the NDA staff and fellow volunteers.
NDA apologizes for any inconvenience this cancelation may have caused, and greatly appreciates its members’ understanding.