Facilities and Event Venues Health and Safety Guidelines

When you plan or attend an event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium or the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, your health and safety is our priority. In accordance with the CDC, Nevada OSHA, Washoe County and other relevant agencies, the new health and safety protocols include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Employees and event attendees to maintain six feet of physical distance
  • Employees will be provided with face masks and perform a daily self-symptom assessment
  • Maximum capacity is limited to 250 individuals or 50% of fire code capacity, whichever is less
  • For those interested in hosting more than 250 individuals for an event, it may have up to 50% of fire code capacity, so long as the event organizer completes and submits a Large Gathering COVID-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Certification Form
  • The number of entrances and exits may be limited
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of high contact surfaces and shared spaces
  • In instances where access to soap and water for handwashing is not immediately available, alcohol-based sanitizer will be provided
  • Digital check-in and registration whenever possible to reduce contact
  • Organize staggered arrival of participants whenever possible to reduce contact
  • Training for staff, volunteers and officials regarding all procedures and requirements associated with the COVID-19

Reno event facilities have equipment and signage throughout to ensure the health and safety of event attendees, including:

  • 12 infrared thermometers
  • 54 hand sanitizer stations
  • Packs of hand sanitizer wipes for staff and attendees
  • 8 backpack sprayers
  • More than 380 Thank You for Covering Your Face floor signs
  • More than 380 Thank You for Social Distancing floor signs
  • More than 190 Sanitize Your Hands floor signs

Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR Facility LogoNevada’s Roadmap to Recovery has outlined a timeline for increasing capacities for events, restaurants and other businesses.

The RSCVA’s facilities have also achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the RSCVA and its operating partner ASM Global have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training, and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium, and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center implement best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, RSCVA and ASM Global Reno were required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

In addition, ASM Global has implemented VenueShield, a comprehensive and best-in-class program to protect staff, event participants and attendees. Find a complete outline of industry and activity-specific guidelines at Nevada Health Response. Check out our Health and Safety page to learn more about new guidelines for outdoor recreation, hotels, restaurants and other businesses.

Find out more about current guidelines, and the Governor’s updated guidelines related to larger event venues, at Nevada Health Response. For information about booking your event in Reno Tahoe, contact your regional sales manager for details.

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