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Health & Safety

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The past few months have been challenging for all of us. We are all trying to navigate through these unparalleled circumstances and adapt to doing business during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing is for certain: this world-health crisis has reconfirmed how important personal connections and exchanging ideas are for propelling this industry forward. We believe in the power of gathering together to share, inspire, and invigorate our community, and we are committed to being that resource in 2020.

CBDx’s top priority is the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors and staff. As we begin to prepare for the September 9-10, 2020 event, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, we want to assure you that we are following all guidelines set forth by the CDC, WHO, as well as state and local officials.

CBDx is actively working with Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and our sister event, Surf Expo, who has formed a task force to address the venue’s health and safety guidelines and develop an onsite preparedness plan. Here are some of the things we are looking to implement in September:

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols: the OCCC has added to its already rigorous cleaning protocols which include reinforced cleaning systems, the implementation of ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfection to meeting spaces, and the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public areas.
  • Social distancing protocol: the OCCC will be installing health and hygiene reminders throughout the property, in addition to other protocols, to aid in reducing crowding.
  • Additional sanitation stations: will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as reception areas, entrances, stairs, elevator, escalator landings in OCCC public spaces.

To review the Orange County Convention Center’s Health and Safety / Recovery and Resilience Five Step Plan, please click here.

As with most things during this crisis, this is a fluid situation, and we will provide further updates as they become available from the CDC, WHO, state and local officials. CBDx would like to thank all those working diligently to help us relaunch the exhibitions business and making our world safe again overall.

A detailed health and safety onsite preparedness plan is coming soon!

View the Emerald Preparedness, Prevention and Response Plan

View Emerald COVID-19 Resources