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Clean + Safe Guidance for Meetings + Events

In addition to guestrooms, hotel and lodging properties provide meeting rooms, event space, and food & beverage for all types of ‘group’ customers, such as corporations, associations, religious groups, private entities, charities, and others. 

 

 

 

State by State Reopening Tracker for Meetings + Events

 

It’s important to institute appropriate guidelines in order to reestablish meetings and events in California hotel and lodging properties. As this segment of hotel business requires unique cleaning and safety protocols, the California Hotel & Lodging Association is providing this meeting and event guidance for the safety of the meeting/event attendees and employees, as well as guests and others.

CHLA Meeting Guidance - Available in English & Spanish

In addition to guestrooms, hotel and lodging properties provide meeting rooms, event space, and food & beverage for all types of ‘group’ customers, such as corporations, associations, religious groups, private entities, charities, and others. 

It’s important to institute appropriate guidelines in order to reestablish meetings and events in California hotel and lodging properties. As this segment of hotel business requires unique cleaning and safety protocols, the California Hotel & Lodging Association is providing this meeting and event guidance for the safety of the meeting/event attendees and employees, as well as guests and others.

Please note these guidelines are in addition to CHLA’s COVID-19 Clean + Safe Guidelines for individual travel and the California Public of Health and Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals.

Download English CHLA Meeting Guidance

Download Spanish CHLA Meeting Guidance

 

Industry Resources for Conducting Safe Meetings
Meetings & Event Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance on Gatherings and Events


World Health Organization - Key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak


MEETSafe Guidelines by PSAV - PSAV and our family of companies will be at the forefront in safe meeting practices related to the services provided by our industry leading brands. As shelter-in-place restrictions ease, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning procedures will remain an essential part of making people comfortable with meeting.


Connect: Socially Distant Floor Plans Help Usher in Events

Convene with Confidence – MGM Resorts

Exhibition Services & Contractors Association: Health & Safety Guidance for the Exhibitions Industry

Events Industry Council: Meeting and Event Design Accepted Practices Guide July 2020

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Freeman: The New Normal - Considerations for Business Events in a Post-COVID 19 World

IMEX and Marriott International's Regenerative Revolution Report

International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE): Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, Version Two

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Health & Safety for Meetings [VIDEO]

Meetings Mean Business: State-by-State Reopening Tracker

Meeting Professionals International (MPI): Navigating the New NormalTips for Organizing Meeting & Events Post-COVID (Whitepaper)

Orlando – Convention Center Guidelines

U.S. Travel Association Report - Getting Back to Business: Navigating the Safe Return of Meetings and Their Role in Economic Recovery


Local Guidance

Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force - Hospitality Working Group Recommended Protocols

Monterey County Meeting Guide

Monterey County Events Guide

Palm Springs Resolution for Local Meetings

City of San Diego Resolution for Hotel Meetings

San Diego County – Safe Reopening Plan for Meetings/Events

Visit Anaheim Recovery Playbook


Letter to the Governor's Office

Letter from the California Hotel & Lodging Association

Letter From the Assembly Tourism Committee

 

Please note these guidelines are in addition to CHLA’s COVID-19 Clean + Safe Guidelines for individual travel and the California Public of Health and Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals. Those guidelines include:

  • Worksite Specific Plan
  • Employee Training
  • Individual Control Measures & Screening
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
  • Physical Distancing Guidelines
  • Considerations for Pools and Aquatic Venues (if applicable)

In addition to these standards, hotel and lodging properties should also consider implementing additional protocols for individual travelers and employees such as CHLA’s Clean + Safe Self-Certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay initiative, and/or the Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR Accreditation Program, among other programs.

 

 

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