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Placing Your Safety at the Heart of Our Events

When you join our event in person, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organized event experience.  

Enterprise Connect will be organized in accordance with our parent company, Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe environment. 

Your Safety is Our Top Concern

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our world, and the way we do business. Our attendees’ health and well-being are our #1 priority and we will do everything in our power to keep you safe.

Health & Safety Initiatives

Proof of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours or antigen test result within 24 hours of arrival along with a government-issued ID is mandatory to attend Enterprise Connect 2022. In lieu of a negative COVID test, attendees may opt to provide proof of full vaccination.

Acceptable proof of negative test:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours or negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours of entry to Enterprise Connect 2022. You are responsible for securing your own testing.

NOTE: Home antigen tests are only accepted if they are verified via a 3rd party, such as Teledoc. Attendees must provide the appropriate documentation.

Examples of acceptable vaccination proof include:

  • Mobile app designed to upload and prove vaccination such as:
  • Physical vaccination card
  • Digital photo of vaccination card

Vaccines authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the US FDA or by the World Health Organization (WHO) will satisfy Enterprise Connect requirements. The list currently includes: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson / Janssen, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Covidshied, and AstraZeneca.  

Booster shots are not required to be considered fully vaccinated.

When you arrive at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center:

Enterprise Connect has chosen an entry and proof of vaccination / negative test protocol that balances safety and convenience. Proof of vaccination or negative PCR or antigen test along with government-issued photo ID will be checked at the door. After showing proof, you may proceed to the registration area to pick up your badge. Signs will be posted with instructions, and we ask for your patience as we move people into the building.

Tips to be prepared and expedite your entrance:

  • Have proof of negative test and photo ID in hand
  • Follow the instructions to pick up your badge

MASKING POLICY

Enterprise Connect recommends that guests wear face masks while attending the event, however in keeping with the latest CDC guidelines, masks are not required.

ENHANCED CLEANING

Enhanced, deep cleaning before, during, and after the event will take place, working with the Gaylord Palms to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of an event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms, and food and beverage areas.

Gaylord Palms is part of Marriott’s commitment to clean.

HAND SANITIZING

Enterprise Connect will provide sanitizer stations throughout the show floor and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

AIR VENTILATION

In keeping with ASHRAE and CDC guidance, the Gaylord Palms Convention Center uses MERV 8 and MERV 13 pocket filters. Their HVAC systems are optimized to provide the maximum number of fresh air exchanges that vary based on outside temperature, humidity, and pollution levels.

CONTACTLESS REGISTRATION

EC 2022 will feature contactless registration making the process quicker, easier, and safer with less face-to-face interaction.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Please maintain appropriate social distance and respect the personal boundaries of other attendees.

FIRST AID

Enterprise Connect will have access to a qualified first aid responder for any immediate medical needs or medically related questions.

SCREENING

Enterprise Connect will follow relevant health authority guidance on screening participants.  

CONTACT TRACING

Should it be necessary, Enterprise Connect will work with local authorities to trace and contact participants at our events.

COVID TESTING

Rapid antigen tests will be available on-site at Gaylord Palms. Please pre-register here or scan the QR code below. Check back for room location and hours of operation.

  

Orange County and surrounding counties provide free community testing sites. No appointments are necessary, but online pre-registration is required. Click to view the mass testing sites available.

These policies will be reviewed regularly between now and the event, and may be updated as the situation warrants.

Please note: 

All participants should self-screen daily for symptoms of Covid or other illness and must not attend if experiencing any symptoms.

Where possible, contactless systems and processes will be implemented to minimize "touch points."

Program materials will be distributed electronically where possible.

We will carefully manage crowd densities and capacities.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the event.

Expectations for all event participants at the event:

Individuals who are immunocompromised or at high risk are encouraged to attend virtually.

Individuals should not attend the event if they have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or if they are concerned that they have been exposed to the virus within the last 14 days and could possibly test positive.

Should an event participant test positive for COVID-19, register a temperature, or become ill during the event, he/she/they should observe recognized quarantining procedures.

All event participants are expected to observe and engage in recognized preventive actions to help ensure a safe environment, including frequent hand washing.

Travel: 

Enterprise Connect recommends all participants review the CDC guidance on travel. Be aware, the CDC requires masks at public transportation hubs and on all public transportation. This includes but is not limited to airports, flights, taxi/ride share, and local buses.   

 

 

CDC Best Practices

 

We encourage all attendees and exhibitors to follow these CDC best practices for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness.

How we can all help:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Test for Covid-19 within 24 hours prior to entering the event venue
  • Respect the personal space and comfort levels of others
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well

FAQs

Q. What will capacity look like for the in-person event?
A. There are no capacity limitations other than standard fire marshal regulations.

Q. Will Enterprise Connect limit attendance?
A. It is possible that Enterprise Connect will be required to limit attendance to ensure proper distancing is maintained and locally mandated capacity limits are adhered to. It is recommended you secure your registration now if you know you’d like to attend in person. 

Q. What health measures are Enterprise Connect taking to ensure a safe environment on-site?
A. Enterprise Connect is working closely with local health authorities and the Gaylord Palms to provide a safe and healthy experience for all Enterprise Connect participants. Proof of full vaccination/negative test, recommended mask wearing, social distancing, contactless features, enhanced venue sanitization and capacity limits are a few of the measures we’re employing. 

Q. What type of face mask is recommended?
A. For those who choose to wear a mask, the CDC recommends wearing masks with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric, that completely cover your nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps, have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask. 

Q. Will food be served and what will that look like?
A. Food service will be available. We are partnering with Gaylord Palms to provide a wide-ranging menu that meets the needs of our participants. Food service may look a little different this year, to adhere to safety measures.