MEASURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED BEFORE THE EVENT
• Clean surfaces with soap and water before using an approved household disinfectant. Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, sinks, or items distributed to attendees before the event using CDC and/or WHO cleaning and disinfecting guidelines.
• Provide event-goers with resources that detail the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to help educate potential event-goers on whether they should attend or stay home.
• Require staff and event-goers to stay home if they have experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 day, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14-days, or have had contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
• Create a plan to respond to medical or other predictable natural and man-made threats and hazards (e.g., security incident, fire, weather emergency).
• Identify the closest hospital or health center should someone become ill.
• Staff or supply a first-aid station for minor injuries or sick attendees.
• Plan for a location to isolate event-goers and/or staff who demonstrate signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
• Plan to minimize person-to-person contact for event organizers and staff during the planning process.
• Maintain updated contact information for staff and venue operators to communicate information about COVID-19 updates.
• Create signage outlining face coverings and/or other personal protective equipment rules, physical distancing requirements, and other COVID-19 specific procedures; ensure any messaging surrounding COVID-19 recognizes and addresses cultural, language, and/or disability barriers.
• Establish video/audio participation options for sick and/or high-risk individuals.
• Create a plan for contacting event-goers after the event, should it become necessary to notify them of exposure to COVID-19.
MEASURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED DURING EVENT
• Limit Capacity to all main event areas and vendor hall.
• Use a contactless method for exchanging or verifying items like tickets or identification, and for accepting payments at the event.
• Provide access to hand-washing stations with soap and water or hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if the former is unavailable. Require attendees to use hand sanitizer or wash hands upon entry and exit of your venue, exit of bathrooms, after disposing of waste, and after consuming food.
• Provide instructions on proper handwashing at handwashing stations (at least 20 seconds in accordance with CDC/WHO guidance).
• Remind event-goers not to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Event-goers should cover their nose and mouth with an approved face cover when around others. Unless stated otherwise by local regulations, exceptions are for children under two, persons with breathing issues, or someone who is unconscious/incapacitated or unable to remove their face cover independently.
• Per physical distancing guidelines, event-goers should stay at least six feet (two meters) from one another, even if they are wearing face coverings.
• Provide culturally appropriate messages and materials to prohibit certain actions like handshakes or high-fives that are common at many events but could facilitate the spread of COVID-19.
• When not wearing a recommended face cover, event-goers should cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, not touch their face, and should then wash their hands.
• To the extent possible, screen event-goers for COVID-19 symptoms and perform temperature checks. Require individuals with visible COVID-19 symptoms, such as a cough, to leave the event immediately, review reporting requirements, and re-assess risk of continuing the event.
• If serving food, consider pre-packaged single-serve options. Follow WHO and/or the U.S Food & Drug Administration (depending on your event’s location) recommendations for COVID-19 food safety. Consider pre-packaged and pre-distributed options.
• If an event-goer displays symptoms, separate the event-goer from others until they can go home, contact local health officials, communicate potential exposure to staff and event-goers, and clean and disinfect the event space.
• Designate and denote a location to isolate event-goers and/or staff who demonstrate signs or symptoms of COVID-19 — and staff member who will respond to ill attendee concerns.
MEASURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED AFTER EVENT
• If an event-goer displayed symptoms at the event, communicate potential exposure to the venue owner (if applicable), public health officials, staff, and event-goers, and clean and disinfect the event space.
• Clean surfaces with soap and water before using an approved household disinfectant. Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. after the event using WHO and/or the CDC and/or WHO cleaning and disinfecting guidelines.
• Clean and disinfect surfaces and spaces between events, including between events that may have multiple shifts, acts, or showings.
City of Chattanooga Covid 19 Resource