Masks Required for Everyone
Reduced Capacity, Social Distancing
Frequent Cleaning of High Touch Areas
Hand Sanitizing Stations Throughout
Pre-packaged Food and Drinks
COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan
UFG is committed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the World Expo and we are proud to announce that our venues and accommodations for the World Expo 2021 are the ‘Only Destination in the country with GBAC STAR™ ACCREDITED Airport, Convention Center and Convention Center Hotel’. It has been given the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. For more information about the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation, visit: https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/gbac-star%E2%84%A2-accreditation
We understand that things are changing daily; our plans will always follow local governmental protocols and recommendations from the CDC at the time of the event. Currently, this includes:
- Employees, staff, vendors, and attendees will be instructed to wear face coverings, per CDC guidelines.
- Hand sanitation stations will be placed throughout the convention center for your use.
- Seating areas throughout the Expo events are reconfigured to promote social distancing.
- Informative signage will be posted at entrances and throughout the Expo to remind attendees to adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC, State and Local Guidelines.
- Food service will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC, State and Local agencies for restaurants and dining services.
Effective, May 24, 2021, the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be moving towards a policy which mirrors that of which the CDC and Palm Beach County have adopted. Soon you will notice changes in facility signage related to COVID, modifications of our floor plans, and the end of a mask requirement for our clients and attendees who are vaccinated. This means individuals will be able to enter our facility and conduct business without wearing masks. That said, we will still be encouraging the wearing of masks (Especially those that are not vaccinated), social distancing and proper hygiene while attending events at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and we will also maintain the extremely high level of daily sanitization we started a year ago in order to keep us all safe as possible.
Continued Cleaning and Sanitization
PBCCC Cleaning and Sanitization Measures: Attendees will continue to see an enhanced cleaning presence throughout the building. Team members will disinfect high-touch areas on a routine basis.
Face Coverings: As of May 24, 2021, Palm Beach County no longer requires that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or face coverings for those that have been fully vaccinated. That said, we will still encourage the wearing of masks, especially those that are not vaccinated.
Cleaning and Disinfection Accreditation: The PBCCC will maintain the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star™ Facility accreditation, the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities.
Hand Sanitizing & Washing Stations: Free-standing sanitizing stations will remain in close proximity to all entry and exit points of the facility, food service areas, and employee entrances based on product availability.
HVAC Maintenance, Filtration and Indoor Air Quality: The PBCCC will continue to operate with higher rates of air filtration, ventilation and fresh air intake. New High Efficiency MERV 13 Filters have been installed and will be maintained for all HVAC equipment.
Food & Beverage Services
PBCCC/Spectra Food Service along with any contractors (i.e., food trucks) are following all recommendations of the CDC, OSHA, FDA, and DOH to ensure food service is a safe practice at all events.
- We will follow all sanitation protocol mandated by the CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines and/or restrictions for service stations, service carts, beverage stations, counters, handrails, dining tables, bar tops, stools and chairs and trays.
- Hand sanitizer will be available to guests and staffing in all areas of operation and service.
- Routine sanitization will be coordinated between the food and beverage departments and all other facility departments to maintain thorough and frequent coverage.
- Additional guidelines for individual events will be developed in conjunction with event organizers, and at all times must comply with CDC event guidelines.