HEALTH & SAFETY

Your safety is our priority!

Page updated on October 10, 2021

ISPA EXPO is preparing to head to Orlando for a live, in-person event March 8-10, 2022 where we  remain focused on the latest product innovations and education to advance your career and opportunities to grow your network. 

Your health and safety are a priority at ISPA EXPO. We have been adapting our plans based on new and evolving information through the recommendations of Orange County, the state of Florida and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will continue to evaluate and expand our COVID-19 protocols as best practices and applicable legal requirements evolve, and will update this page as those protocols change so you know what to expect when you arrive in Orlando. 

Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe and healthy. We are committed to a great ISPA EXPO 2022 and look forward to seeing you in person!

SOCIAL DISTANCING
  • We encourage exhibitors and attendees to use social distancing practices whenever possible.
  • The use of electronic lead retrieval/digital information sharing will be encouraged.
HAND-WASHING & HANDSHAKING
  • Regular hand-washing with soap and water will be encouraged with signage throughout the OCCC.
  • Appropriate hand-washing facilities and additional sanitization stations will be provided at all entry points and at high contact public areas.
  • We encourage everyone to adopt a non-contact greeting to maintain social distancing recommendations.
ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER PROTOCOLS

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has hosted over 100 face-to-face events since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been used as a benchmark for events around the country given its detailed Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines, GBAC Star reaccreditation, pioneering collaboration with Orlando Health, and its detailed planning efforts with each event.

Orange County Convention Center Guidelines require all convention center employees in public facing positions to be fully vaccinated and follow InfoComm mask guidelines.

The OCCC has adopted a three-pronged strategy to prioritize your health and safety:

  • OCCC Operational Procedures and Guidelines: Developed in consultation with Orange County’s Health Department, these data-driven guidelines provide a framework to prevent risk and protect clients, guests and attendees.
  • Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Accreditation: The OCCC was one of the first convention centers to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation.  This enables the OCCC to establish and maintain a comprehensive cleaning, disinfection, and infectious diseases prevention program to control and minimize risk associated with infectious agents for employees, guests, and the surrounding community.
  • Medical Concierge Program with Orlando Health and Visit Orlando: The first of its kind in the country, providing personalized medical services and resources to all meetings and convention groups holding events at the OCCC.

ONSITE REGISTRATION

  • We strongly advise all attendees to register in advance in an effort to prevent overcrowding in the on-site registration area.
  • On-site registration terminals will have plexi-glass barriers between visitors and staff.
Badge Pickup

All personnel must pick up their own badge in person. Bulk badge pickup will NOT be allowed.

EXHIBIT HALL

  • ISPA EXPO Code of Conduct: All attendees are required to accept the ISPA EXPO Code of Conduct.
  • We’ve increased the width of the main aisles on the show floors to help with social distancing.
  • Designated food & beverage and networking areas will be designed with best practices for health and safety.
  • High-traffic/high-touch areas will be cleaned frequently.

FOR EXHIBITORS

Below are some recommendations and considerations as you get ready to exhibit at ISPA EXPO:

  • Badges must be picked up individually. You will not be permitted to pick up someone else’s badge or all the badges for your company.
  • It is recommended for exhibitors to have an open designed booth and have the booth sanitized daily. 
  • Ensure your booth has plenty of hand sanitizer that is visible and easily accessible.

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Hotels

Please visit our official housing vendor, OnPeak, for information on hotel safety. We encourage you to visit the website of the hotel you have booked for specific information on COVID-19 protocols.

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Onsite COVID-19 testing clinic is available for all travelers. Located pre-security on the airport’s third level at the West End of the Main Terminal. Make your reservation here.
  • MCO Traveling During COVID-19
  • All air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the US will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Effective January 26, 2021. See more information.
  • Please be aware of traveling restrictions to your outbound destinations. See travel restrictions for each state across the US here.
Shuttle Buses
  • Masks are required while riding the shuttle bus.
  • Busses will be running at 100% capacity. All seats are available.
  • Restrooms are out of service.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on each bus.
  • High-touch areas will be wiped down after completion of each trip.
  • Food or beverages of any kind are not allowed on board.

Safety information for other modes of transportation:

FOOD & BEVERAGE PRECAUTIONS

Catering and concession outlets in the Orange County Convention Center will follow health and safety precautions including enhanced spacing to promote social distancing and provide pre-packaged food options.  

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at ISPA EXPO in March 2022.  We will have informative  educational sessions and exhibitors who are ready to showcase their latest innovations!    

If you have specific questions about our health and safety policies, please CONTACT ISPA.