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Safety Protocols for 2022 International Convention

Safety Protocols for 2022 International Convention

The Barbershop Harmony Society is committed to offering a safe, accessible event. Here are the measures we're taking for everyone's mutual protection.

Highlights

  • All attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to attend. Exemptions are provided with a negative test within 72-hours prior to arriving on-site at the event.

  • Mask requirements/policies will be announced closer to the event based on CDC and local health guidance at the time of the event.
  • All events (including afterglows and informal gatherings) will be strictly limited to registered attendees.


BHS Safety Requirements/Commitments

  • All attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to attend. Exemptions are provided with a negative test within 72-hours prior to arriving on-site at the event.
  • All attendees will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. We will partner with a 3rd party to authenticate proof of vaccination and test results of all attendees prior to the event.
  • An attendee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after they have completed either the second dose in a two-dose series (i.e.. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) or after a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will also accept a mix of two of the above vaccines (i.e. one dose of Moderna and one dose of Pfizer vaccines). Attendees should complete their final vaccine by June 21,2022, to be considered fully vaccinated for the 2022 International Convention.
  • We will accept WHO-approved vaccines, plus vaccines authorized or approved by the national health authority of the country where it was administered.
  • Any attendee needing an exemption will need to complete a form (available online closer to the event) along with a proof of a negative COVID test (molecular, PCR or antigen). Test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to picking up credentials.
  • We will announce any masking requirements/policies closer to the event based on CDC and local health guidance at the time of the event.
  • Booster shots are recommended, when eligible, according to CDC guidelines.
  • All events (including afterglows and informal gatherings) will be strictly limited to registered attendees.

*We reserve the right to adjust health & safety protocols as needed based on the current status of health protocols and reccomendations.

Venue Safety Requirements/Commitments:

    AIR QUALTY & FILTRATION

    • Spectrum Center worked with industry experts to increase its levels of air filtration and purification. The arena has installed MERV-13 or better filtration, which exceeds suggested guidelines. Spectrum Center maintains optimal building conditions for virus control.

    CLEANING & DISINFECTING PROCEDURES

    • Spectrum Center is undertaking enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures – based on CDC recommendations – throughout the facility. Some measures include: increasing concentration and frequency of deep-cleaning efforts in high-touch/high-traffic areas, using EPA-approved disinfectant, utilizing electrostatic sprayers and fogging technology within public areas on a daily basis and third-party evaluation of cleaning and disinfecting procedures by infection control specialists.

    SANITIZING STATIONS

    • Spectrum Center has increased the number of touchless hand sanitizing stations throughout the arena, including all concession locations, elevators and entrances.

    PLEXIGLASS DIVIDERS

    • For the safety of everyone involved, clear plastic dividers have been installed at locations where team members and guests interact, including security checkpoints at all entrances and checkout locations at concession stands and in the Hornets Fan Shop.

    HONEYWELL PARTNERSHIP

    • The Spectrum Center has partnered with global and industry leader, Honeywell, to improve indoor air quality. Honeywell’s Healthy Building Dashboard integrates with an automated system to provide analytics around indoor air quality performance, while monitoring temperature, CO2 and particle matter values.