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COVID-19 Trade Show Safety Information Update from OCCC

Orange County Convention Center
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At the end of October, InfoComm, the AV/IT industry’s largest trade show in the U.S. will open at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The OCCC updates its website with the latest COVID-19 health and safety information. Below are some FAQs:

Face Masks: The OCCC is following current CDC recommendations for wearing of face masks based on vaccination status. Show Management may require attendees to wear face masks during their event. All full-time, part-time and temporary OCCC employees are required to be fully vaccinated, unless otherwise exempt due to medical, religious or covered reason by Sept. 30, 2021.

Temperature Checks: The OCCC is not requiring temperature checks. Clients should work with their Event Manager if they plan to provide temperature checks at their event.

Hand Sanitizer: The OCCC will provide hand sanitizer stations in public spaces. Show management is responsible for providing hand sanitizers in their contracted spaces.

Capacity: There are currently no capacity restrictions at the OCCC.

Current Guideline Statement: The OCCC’s Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines (opens in new tab) have been released. We continue to monitor policy changes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (opens in new tab)Orange County's Economic Recovery Task Force (opens in new tab)state (opens in new tab) and federal (opens in new tab) mandates.

A full list of Event Guidelines for the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) can be found here (opens in new tab).

AVIXA Takes Proactive Measures for InfoComm 2021

Amid the changing COVID-19 reports, and with 70 days out from the opening of InfoComm, AVIXA CEO, David Labuskes, took a proactive stance to help ensure the safety of exhibitors, attendees, and staff. He released the following statement:

InfoComm 2021

(Image credit: AVIXA)

In light of recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), InfoComm 2021 will now require masks to be worn by all participants including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and AVIXA staff regardless of COVID‑19 vaccination status. We have reinstituted a six‑foot social distancing guideline across the show including the exhibit hall, meeting rooms, and education sessions. We are also evaluating on‑site testing, vaccine validation, as well as other safety and precautionary measures that will allow us to get back together in person in the safest environment possible.

Read Labuskes’ full statement here (opens in new tab).

InfoComm is giving our readers a free Exhibit Hall pass to the show! Use VIP Code "FUTURE" to redeem your free pass. Click here to register. (opens in new tab)

For the latest show updates, visit our InfoComm 2021 hub. (opens in new tab)

Cindy Davis
Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners, and sampling local IPAs.