Health and Safety

Information updated as of 10/5/2021

NAWLA will be following all local Louisville guidelines. NAWLA does not have additional requirements outside of what is outlined below. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

NAWLA is working closely with the Kentucky International Convention Center and other event venues on health and safety measures to be followed at the 2021 NAWLA Traders Market. All attendees must agree to the protocols and guidelines noted below. Please contact NAWLA at if you have any concerns.

Local Requirements

Currently there are no state-wide or city-wide mask mandates. However, some businesses and venues do require masks. All attendees should pack a mask and be prepared to wear them in the areas listed below:

  • Kentucky International Convention Center: Masks required
    • Effective August 2, 2021, all Kentucky state government buildings and Louisville Metro government buildings require masks. This includes the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC).
  • Omni Hotel: Masks optional but recommended
    • The hotel staff will be wearing masks.
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel: Masks required in public areas
    • The hotel staff will be wearing masks.
  • Marriott Downtown Hotel: Masks optional
    • The hotel staff will be wearing masks.
  • Transportation: Masks required
    • Taxis, rideshare, flights and airport terminals will all require passengers to wear masks.
  • Indoors: Some local businesses require masks while indoors. Please reference each establishment's website for their protocols.

See below for additional resources:


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. will accept travelers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization, not just those in use in the U.S. That means that the AstraZeneca vaccine, widely used in Canada, will be accepted.

COVID Testing Facilities

Need to get tested? Click here to find a listing of COVID testing facilities near the Convention Center (zip code 40202).