DC Event Coalition: Reopening for the Event Industry - How, When, and Where - Speaker view
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Great sharing Drew! Thank you! You answered a lot of my questions as we do a lot of business in the hotels.
Well said Linda! Many good points made. Thank you.
Take the content of the "Reopening Guide" and create our "Reopening Roadmap". Thanks @Linda.
Excellent sharing again Drew!
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Do you think that the 4th of July event will be the intro to open air events? If its done, then everyone will jump on board.
Great question, Rebecca!
Will this "shared risk" notice be posted or shared with everyone to mitigate liability to event planners and vendors?
Love that Steve Adelman for putting things into perspective :)
He’s really great for that
We need to speak with one voice. That's the key to change as well guidance. Unfortunately, leaving it up to everyone will be a nightmare.
@Jacque Pitts totally agree!
Yes! Biggest concern I have is the eating/drinking aspect where people can't be masked. Thanks for bringing this up, Drew!
Agreed! Thanks for talking to this, Drew!
Thank you Drew!
That is so true! Thanks Drew! The mingle is what guests miss. That's why we meet in person.
And a recent survey says that only 49% of Americans say “yes, I will get that vaccine when it’s available” — https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/27/863401430/poll-shows-only-a-quarter-of-african-americans-plan-to-get-coronavirus-vaccine
Thank you Drew!
We've all seen on the news what repercussions employees have had to endure when trying to enforce the rules (ie: wearing masks). As Event Managers, something we need to consider is how do we assist with enforcing these rules and support onsite staff and keep them safe.
In Australia, event and hospitality personnel are NOT the COVID-19 Police. Participants are responsible for physical distancing.
Dr. Maurano how effective would face shields or Plexiglas glass separation panels on tables be during eating?
Still have to deal with the F&B issue even with masks at social events. Need to work with our F&B vendors and figure out creative ways to enable people to eat & drink in safest way possible.
Agreed, love our caterers, just talking about the first events we do and being as safe as possible
Or do only to go food options
Given that a significant amount of event income is from f&b concessions, the majority being wet sales, are events sustainable without them being present?
A significant number of portable toilets on events are of the plastic individual cubicle type. More can be provided, and they're exceptionally easy to clean (jetwashing is common). They can be easily spaced 2m apart, and there are several options to manage queuing around that.
Some of our area caterers are already developing creative ways to serve & limit physical proximity in areas where F&B are being consumed.
clear/no bags only leads to more concealment of prohibited/illegal items...
New Zealand has fantastic event protocols for re-opening the events industry….https://www.majorevents.govt.nz/resource-bank/covid-19-advice-for-event-organisers/
Thank you, Bruce!
Thank you for your thought on searching and arrival of patron.
The “When/If You Must Cancel the Event” part of the Health/Safety Plan has become much more relevant and possible than pre-COVID days.
New phone, who dis?
Thoughts on doing a training similar to the Food Manager certification that is required for food service. This may be a thing/requirement needed moving forward.
@Jacqui In Western Australia EVERY employee in hospitality/events MUST complete an online training course - no completed course = no work.Also - every venue must have a trained Hygiene Officer on-duty to oversee the venue Hygiene at all times. No Hygiene Officer = no event/function.
Thank you so much!
Rebecca mentioeed the venue call tomorrow that has caterers on it. If you would like an invite please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send that along. It will also be recorded and on the website.
Great panel and timely information!
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Thank you all so much! This was beyond helpful.
Thanks for your time and expertise panellists. Washington DC is in good hands.
Thank you all for your time, this was very helpful!
Thank you, everyone. Incredibly helpful.
Amazing panel. Thank you all SO MUCH!
thanks so very much to all of you.
thank you!!!!!! as always SUPER helpful
Would also be great to have a follow-up maybe in 14 days with this panel.
This was awesome! Thanks!!
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