The owner of an events company says his four-day swingers' convention in New Orleans held last month has been tied to 41 new coronavirus infections.
Though most of the cases have been mild or asymptomatic, at least two people had a "tougher time" and were "suffering," he said. Hannaford did not immediately respond to a phone call requesting comment from NBC News.
Naughty Events issued wristbands that indicated if an individual had shown paperwork to prove they had antibodies and other wristbands that had the date of the individuals' last negative test result. Attendees were also required to socially distance in lines and wear masks in public spaces, Hannaford wrote, but some attendees admitted to being more lax on the last few days of the convention.
Indoor events were limited at a maximum of people, masked and socially distant, and required special events and live entertainment to obtain permits, according to NBC News affiliate WDSU.
New Orleans has since undergone stricter coronavirus restrictions after Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards imposed firmer guidelines amid a national spike in cases. There have been more than IE 11 is not supported.
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