ISE EXPO 2021 will be taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center, August 31 – September 2, with the goal of prioritizing the health and safety of our attendees, vendors, sponsors, staff, and other stakeholders.

The Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC) has implemented the following safety guidelines:

The FWCC the City of Fort Worth are committed to providing exceptional experiences which begins by ensuring the health and safety of our employees and guests. The facility’s proactive cleaning and sanitation protocols will be enhanced, at every touch point, following the recommendations that are being provided by state, city and local public health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  1. Physical Distancing. Guests and employees will be advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other guests while standing in lines, using elevators and escalators or moving around the property. Registration, room setups, exhibitions as well as all other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing.
  2. Hand Sanitizer. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee contact areas such as entrances, concourses, meal functions, concessions stands and restrooms.
  3. Federal Occupational Health Signage. There will be health and hygiene reminders throughout the facility with special attention to entry doors, restrooms, concourses, lobbies, and other high traffic areas. Main entrances will have signage communicating COVID-19 symptoms and asking everyone to take personal responsibility for preventing disease spread.
  4. Case Notification. If we are alerted to a case of COVID-19 at the facility, we will work with the local health authorities and will follow the appropriate steps to take with guests. We will conduct additional cleaning and disinfecting protocol of all areas that the guest has been during their visit.

Cleaning Products and Protocols

  1. Our facility uses cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria, and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. We are working with our vendors, distribution partners and suppliers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of these cleaning supplies and the necessary PPE is available.
  2. High Traffic Areas, Public Spaces and Communal Areas. The frequency of sanitizing and disinfecting has been increased in all public spaces including an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public restrooms, ATMs, escalator and stair handrails, other common areas and office counters.
  3. Air Filter and HVAC Cleaning. The frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning has been increased and the amount of air exchange will be maximized to increase external air flow.

The Guest Journey – What to Expect

Parking Garages

  • • Parking pay stations at the Houston Street garage are available in the lobby
  • • Elevator landing and stairwell handrails will be disinfected throughout the day
  • • Attendants will wear masks and gloves when working with guests

Inside the FWCC

  • • Everyone will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building
  • • Main entrances will have signage communicating COVID-19 symptoms and asking everyone to take personal responsibility for preventing disease spread
  • • Elevator landing and stairwell handrails will be disinfected throughout the day
  • • Signs will ask guests to limit elevators to 4 people at a time
  • • Signs will ask guests to keep 2 escalator steps between the next person
  • • Facility employees will wear masks and gloves when working with guests
  • • Doors will be placed open to limit touch, when practical
  • • Signage throughout the common areas with special attention to restrooms and public concourses reminding everyone to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene
  • • Require event contacts to pick up own packages from loading dock rather than having FWCC staff deliver packages

Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Hall, Lobby or Concourse Areas

  • • Seating capacities and room sets will adhere to local guidelines and social distancing, diagrams will be customized within applicable guidelines
  • • Doors will be placed open to limit touch, when practical
  • • In the Exhibit Hall – 10’ one-way aisles | one-way traffic to be controlled with additional event staff or directional signs

To help fend off the COVID-19 virus, follow flu prevention tips:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 if you have any additional questions or concerns.