Health and Safety Measures

For ACC.21, we are working to create a healthy and safe environment for attendees, exhibitors and staff in line with all current directives and recommendations that will enable attendees to make informed and safe decisions about their attendance. In addition, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, was the first convention center in the U.S. to achieve GBAC STARâ„¢ Facility Accreditation to recognize the facility's commitment to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.

We are committed to implementing the following safety measures:

  1. Required use of masks within the Convention Center.
  2. Increased spacing of ACC.21 to achieve social distancing in all areas of the meeting including: education rooms, Expo, poster hall, theaters, lounges, shuttle buses, public spaces.
  3. Smaller capacity meeting rooms with spaced seating and designated entrances and exits to assist with attendee one-way flow.
  4. Plexiglass dividers in between faculty seating on stage.
  5. Increased directional signage within the GWCC and the Expo to direct attendee flow.
  6. Additional signage to remind attendees about social distancing, hand-washing, wearing masks, etc.
  7. Attendee service areas, including Registration, IT Help Desk, Poster Registration Desk, will provide contactless systems as well as additional safety measures such as plexi glass dividers between attendees/check in attendants.
  8. Additional hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the Convention Center.
  9. Enhanced cleaning schedule within the Center as well as enhanced filtration systems.
  10. Designated Medical professionals will be located on site to assist as appropriate.
  11. Individually packaged meals in ACC-hosted areas such as the Faculty Lounge.
  12. Planning for designated indoor and outdoor socially distanced areas for eating and drinking including spaced tables and seating.

The information provided is current as of Sept. 30, 2020. Additional information will be added to this page as planning continues.

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