Health & Safety
Safety is Our Top Priority
Creating a healthy and safe environment for visitors to NAB Show is our top priority. We are working with a top medical firm to guarantee we are following all health and safety protocols as outlined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC). As information around the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed based on guidance from our medical advisors.
If necessary, we will work with local health authorities to trace and contact participants from the Show, following all privacy laws.
Everyone is required to wear a face covering at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) property. If you arrive and do not have a face covering, they will be available for purchase.
All visitors will have access to qualified first aid and a separate quarantine area if needed. Telemedicine visits also available.
Before entering the event, everyone will need to agree to the daily terms and conditions which acknowledge you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and will make every effort to adhere to the CDC guidelines and posted safety regulations.
Visitors will have temperature checks at entry through thermal scanning or other screening processes.
Increased staff and security will be available to support all health and safety efforts and provide the best customer service and enforcement of these important measures.
Please refrain from greeting one another using any physical contact. To assist in minimizing potential physical contact, transparent partitions will be placed in all areas that require closer contact between visitors.
The show floor and meeting spaces have been configured to allow for social distancing and one-way entrances/exits. Seating areas will be appropriately distanced and social activities will be managed by applying density measures. Where queue lines are necessary, we will enforce 6-foot distancing. Elevators and restrooms will have capacity limits.
The technology behind the registration system will allow you to get your credentials in a safe, touch-free process. Due to increased spacing and safety measures, registration and entry may take longer than normal. We ask you to plan accordingly and, if possible, register at one of our hotel satellite locations (listed here) before arriving at the LVCC.
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The LVCC has invested in HVAC upgrades to allow for greater ventilation as well as using air filters with a quality rating of MERV 14 (hospital grade filtration system). The frequency of the filter changes and the outdoor air exchange rate have both been increased.
The LVCC will:
- Deep clean the campus prior to the Show
- Implement enhanced sanitation with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, escalator handrails and seating areas
- Utilize electrostatic sprayers containing approved disinfectant on high-touch surfaces during off-peak hours
- Add UV lights to disinfect select areas
- Sanitize restrooms on an hourly basis
- Increase back of house cleaning frequency
- Sanitize all AV equipment between uses
- Increase frequency of waste removal and strengthen waste separation
NAB Show exhibitors should review the recommendations on how to safely design booths and layout exhibit space. Exhibitors will have the option to order enhanced cleaning and disinfection services for their booths through Freeman and are strongly encouraged to do so.
Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in all public spaces, meeting room corridors, show floor areas and food and beverage areas. Participants are encouraged to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
What our partners are doing:
- The city of Vegas has implemented a program called Vegas Smart, which applies to hotels, casinos, shows, restaurants and events. The program is about bringing the city back in a healthy and fun way. It asks that visitors to the city are mindful of their surroundings and thoughtful of others. Masks are mandatory under this program, cleaning practices are enhanced and social distancing enforced. There is a breakdown of each property in the link I shared if webinar attendees which to dig through. They can also follow #vegassmart
- As a subset of this program, the city has created Meet Smart, Vegas Smart. As Vegas is the number one convention and meeting destination, the city thought it was important to implement meeting protocols throughout all meeting venues. These protocols follow the state mandated guidelines on capacity, social distancing, cleaning practices, arrival procedures (aka screening, masks, etc), food service guidelines and the commitment of the event industry to enforce these guidelines and help the city and industry bounce back safely and quickly. All events over 250 people have to submit a Large gathering COVID-19 preparedness and safety plan to the local health authority.
- There is a Meet Smart Travel Journey that describes all the protocols a visitor to the city should expect when coming for a meeting.
- The city has also created a COVID tracing app and created a guide to safely hosting a meeting or tradeshow in the city.
- The LVCC was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19. The accreditation means that the facility has:
- Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
- The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease
- Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response
- The LVCC has also created a guide for show organizers and a guide for attendees and exhibitors which outlines their initiatives for cleaning and sanitation, employee training, partner and vendor protocols, food and beverage service, convention center guidelines and their recommendations for a successful event.
Freeman, general contractor: SafeConnect Promise
- Significant changes to food and beverage services and cleaning policies (no buffets, no unwrapped cutlery, etc.).
Expovision, housing: How Vegas Hotels & Resorts are Responding to COVID-19
NAB Show Management Protocols
- Staff testing