ISE EXPO 2020 is scheduled to proceed, as planned, with the goal of prioritizing the health and safety of our attendees, vendors, sponsors, staff, and other stakeholders.

We are closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and will take immediate action where needed, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local authorities.

We are committed to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. The Visit Denver website, the Colorado Convention Center, and the Denver International Airport are reinforcing the recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards and following the guidance of the CDC, the WHO, and local health authorities.

Following the guidance of these official organizations, ISE EXPO 2020 will take place on August 18 – 20, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open. We look forward to seeing you in Denver.

The Colorado Convention Center has implemented the following:

    • Currently over 50 alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the building.
    • Two wall mounted sanitizers within Exhibit Hall F and many others spread throughout lobbies and public space.
    • In the process of ordering more “hygiene stations” that include hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes to be placed at a minimum in every meeting room corridor.
    • Increased frequency of cleaning high-touch points.  All cleaning products adhere to the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against Coronavirus.
    • Convention Center staff is exercising proper hand hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitizer before and after performing cleaning tasks.  They are also required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks and gloves.
    • Regularly disinfecting any wired microphones
    • Increased outside air intake/air change rates during occupied show hours.
    • Ensuring all employees working in the building, including Centerplate, are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Direct-ring phones in atriums that upon picking up the handset, automatically dial the medic that will be on duty based on event hours and attendance.
    • Bathrooms are “no touch”, meaning that toilets, sinks, soap dispensers, and hand towels are all operated by sensors.  Also, while there are stall doors that must be touched, there are no doors to enter the restroom area for nearly all the restrooms.
    • Added friendly signage in our bathrooms, reminding attendees to wash their hands.
    • Signage has been added throughout the building, to remind attendees of proper hygiene and ways to reduce the spread of germs.
    • Floor decals on order that will be placed in elevators and other locations to identify proper social distancing.

 


To help fend off the coronavirus, follow flu prevention tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Viruses can spread via respiratory droplets. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, those in close contact can be infected. In addition, the virus can end up on doorknobs, elevator buttons and other surfaces. If you touch those surfaces and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, you can become infected.
  • Don’t shake hands or hug. Most of us are friendly, and when we see people we haven’t seen in a while, it is natural to want to shake hands or even hug them. These activities can transmit the virus. Instead, consider a no-touch salutation — an elbow or foot bump, the “cowboy howdy” (aka parade wave), or a snap and point of the fingers.

Other tips include:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Don’t travel if you have a fever, dry cough, or difficulty breathing
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a cleaning spray or wipe.

Please reach out to me if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Best Regards,
Janice Oliva
President
ISE Magazine, ISE EXPO and ISE TECHForum
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