WISPAMERICA 2021 COVID-19 Precautions
The safety of our members, staff and those working at our events is of paramount concern to WISPA. WISPA closely monitors the impact of the virus on this year’s convention, and we have put numerous precautions in place to keep all safe and to prevent its potential spread. Chief among these is partnering with Texas State; Tarrant County; Grapevine, TX; and Gaylord Texan Hotel officials and representatives to ensure that all health codes and other COVID-related restrictions are strictly maintained and followed.
Other precautions include:
•Barring attendance by people who reside in or recently travelled from countries that are subject to Center for Disease Control travel advisories related to the virus.
•Increased cleaning and disinfection “wipe-downs” across all high-volume touchpoints.
•Providing sanitizing and disinfection materials for public use.
•Following the social-distancing, mask use and other safety protocols of the local authorities.
•Installation of onsite (and online) signage reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations.
•Awareness and training to all staff and associates on standard preventative measures.
•Guidance to exhibitors and vendors when exhibiting wares on the exhibition floor to implement effective cleaning and disinfection protocols, personal hygiene measures and other common preventive behaviors to prevent spreading the virus via high-traffic touchscreen or similar hand-to-hand environments.
•Implementation of a mic change disinfection protocol for speakers and panelists.