The COVID-19 Coronavirus has affected a wide variety of ways we work and gather. The Dalton Convention Center is committed to providing a safe environment for guests and event-holders that is compliant with all Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state of Georgia guidelines. Event-holders must submit a compliance plan for approval prior to any event, and we too have taken all necessary measures to promote safety and social distancing throughout our facilities. Some of these include:

  • Screening
    • We screen and evaluate all guests, employees and staff members entering the Dalton Convention Center for signs of illness including fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, shortness of breath, etc. or if they have come in contact with persons or situations involving COVID-19 within 14 days prior to entry.
    • We provide signage listing all points for entry screening, the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
    • After screening we take note of those who have entered the facility for events and maintain observance of those who have entered and exited.
    • We require any employees who feel ill or exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 to seek medical attention and not report to work until they have received a cleared test from a doctor or medical professional.
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
    • We’ve set up contactless hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility and ask all who reenter after leaving to sanitize their hands.
    • We have increased the regular sanitizing and disinfecting of common areas, event spaces, restrooms point of sale equipment, and workplaces throughout the facility.
    • We’ve eliminated the need to touch surfaces as much as possible and promoted contactless solutions including automatic doors, expanding cashless payment options, etc.
    • All tables, chairs, etc. are thoroughly sanitized and cleaned prior to and after all events.
    • Regular hand washing or sanitizing is required by all employees when appropriate as well as the wearing of a mask or face covering when interacting with guests, cleaning or working throughout an event space.

  • Social Distancing
    • Overall number of attendees and capacities are limited depending on event size.
    • We strongly urge all guests to wear a mask or face covering while in the facility unless there are cases of health or breathing complications present.
    • We ask all guests to adhere to best social distancing practices including maintaining a 6-foot distance with others when possible, not engaging with unnecessary physical contact like handshaking and following any signage directing the flow of foot traffic.
    • Throughout the facility, we have implemented barriers to limit contact between employees and guests.
    • In cases where there is more than one event in the facility at any given time, we make sure to keep events separated and employees take time to wash or sanitize their hands before passing between events.
    • All tables and seating arrangements are set a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other to keep groups separated.
    • We have designated dedicated entrances and exits to limit contact between those entering and leaving.

 

  • Food & Beverage
    • All kitchen and service staff have been trained on the importance and implementation of sanitizing, social distancing, best health practices and must wear masks or facial coverings at all times.
    • All seating arrangements are separated by a minimum of 6 feet to avoid unnecessary grouping, and all tables and chairs are sanitized thoroughly before and after use.
    • Barriers, coverings, sneeze guards and hand sanitizing stations are set in place beforehand and serving utensils are regularly replaced.
    • Buffet dining involves the services of an employee to serve food, handle utensils, and taking over the function of self-service drink, condiment and tableware stations to allow guests to directly receive what they need.

If you would like more information about our COVID compliance or holding an event with us, call (706) 272-7676.