The past few months have been challenging for all of us. We are all trying to navigate through these unparalleled circumstances and adapt to doing business during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, this world-health crisis has reconfirmed how important personal connections and exchanging ideas are for propelling this industry forward. We believe in the power of gathering our community to share, inspire and invigorate our community and are committed to be that resource in 2020.
As we begin making preparations for our November 7-10, 2020, event at Music City Center (MCC), Nashville, Tenn., we want to assure you that we are strongly adhering to all guidelines set forth by the CDC, state and local health officials. Additionally, we are actively collaborating with MCC on hygienic accommodations and exploring their on-site resources, until we’re 100% confident that we’re providing the safest environment for all of us.
Here are some of the things we are looking to implement in November:
- Enhanced cleaning measures: MCC has added to its already rigorous cleaning protocols, including enhanced cleaning procedures as advised by the GBAC and CDC, electrostatic cleaning and disinfecting, and thermal temperature checks at staff and contractor entry points. The frequency of cleaning and sanitation has been increased in all public areas. Restrooms will also be closed and cleaned/disinfected every two hours.
- Social distancing protocol: The CDC and WHO warn about direct, person-to-person contact as the primary way COVID-19 is spread. To help alleviate the risk of transmission this way, MCC will be installing health and hygiene reminders throughout the facility, in addition to other protocols, to aid in crowd reduction.
- Additional sanitation stations: MCC has strategically placed hand sanitizers throughout the facility that contain 70% isopropyl alcohol.
As with most things during this crisis, this is a fluid situation, and we will provide further updates as they become available from the CDC, WHO, state and local officials. On behalf of the entire HCD Expo & Conference team, we truly appreciate your business, and are 100% committed to having a safe, productive show this November.
The Center for Health Design has provided select resources to help healthcare facilities address near-term needs related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. While these resources were created to help minimize the impact of infections and transmittable diseases in healthcare facilities, much of the research and guidance is relevant and useful in any built environment.
ASID has curated the following links and resources to keep you informed about COVID-19 and its impact on your community, your businesses and your life. They have been separated into categories to help you narrow down your search for knowledge.
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Society for Human Resource Management – Coronavirus Resources
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Resources for Business
U.S. Department of Labor – Coronavirus Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources