As of August 8, 2021
Putting Your Health and Safety First
® Team has been planning for more than five years and we can’t wait to see each and every one of you next week. Your health and safety has been a critical consideration throughout the last year’s intensive planning process. Our goal has always been to provide a great experience for you to connect with other industry professionals and learn face-to-face in a safe environment.SuperCorrExpo
There’s good news…COVID has taught us to pivot and adapt, and after 17 months of operating in it, we have all learned to function in this new normal. We appreciate the patience you’ve shown, especially as we continually update our onsite safety protocols following new CDC guidelines. Today, we again update them based on new guidelines issued July 27th addressing the Delta variant, both from the CDC and the Orange County Mayor’s office.
Below are the changes and information on what to expect onsite:
• Recommend six feet of social distancing
• Increased use of outdoor venues for networking functions such as the Welcome Reception and Gala at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
• All facilities and hotels are GBAC-certified and have top-of-the-line air filtration systems
• More frequent sanitizing of high traffic areas
• Hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout the Convention Center and at all food stations
• Food and beverage functions will have serving attendants and plexiglass shields
• Color-coded wristbands will be provided: Red = 6ft contact; Yellow = Some close contact; Green = Contact is welcome
• Face coverings will be required in the following enclosed areas:
-- On the shuttles from the Convention Center to the Hyatt, Hilton and Rosen Hotels
-- The buses to the Gala at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
-- In the lines for all food and beverage functions
The Expo floor is very open. Face coverings are recommended, but not required.
We encourage all our guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across Universal Orlando Resort. Face coverings are optional while outdoors. We also encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.
Here are the latest safety updates from Universal Orlando for your visit:
- We encourage all guests – regardless of vaccination status – to wear face coverings while indoors
- We do not require proof of vaccinations
- We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties
- We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards
- All Team Members will wear face coverings while working indoors in guest areas and all will continue to practice social distancing.
Our thanks again for your ongoing support and patience as we continue to pivot and adapt to these changing circumstances. Rest assured we will continue to issue public announcements should the above guidelines be changed by either the CDC or the Orange County Mayor’s office.
For anyone requiring test, here are two testing sites closest to the OCCC:
- CVS Pharmacy near OCCC: 9188 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
- Walgreens Pharmacy near OCCC: 9858 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
COVID testing using the standard PCR test is also available at Carespot locations. The closest location is the East Sand Lake location. Click here to review all Orlando locations. Additionally, Virtual Visit is readily available by phone to the public and our doctors can talk thru symptoms, write prescriptions, and guide our patients thru processes and next steps. And, there is on-site testing at Orlando International Airport. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 testing is available at Orlando International Airport, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 7:30am-7:00pm. The AdventHealth clinic is located in the West Hall, opposite the security checkpoint for Gates 1-59 and offers both rapid RT-PCR testing and rapid-result antigen testing. The rapid RT-PCR test is subject to availability.
The SARS-CoV-2 assay uses real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology to rapidly (approximately 20 minutes) detect SARS-CoV-2 from nasal swabs. The rapid-result antigen tests detect proteins from the virus and are most accurate when performed within five to seven days of the onset of symptoms. This type of test includes a nasal swab and provides results in approximately 15 minutes. Appointments are not required but may be made online.
Check out these detailed videos full of information to keep you safe and healthy while in Orlando at SuperCorrExpo 2021 this summer.
Our commitment to your well-being is paramount. Learn more here about the GBAC Star certification, details about the on-going efforts to keep you healthy and safe as well as the Orange County Convention Center Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines.
Proven Success Stories
Putting theory into practice, the OCCC successfully implemented its Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines by hosting more than 9,000 attendees at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior National Volleyball Championships, 1,400 attendees at the Together Again Expo and more than 1,200 attendees at the Florida Wedding Expo.
With no incidents reported following each event, the measures taken by the OCCC and show planners are a proven success and testament to hosting live events under our new normal.
Pioneering Medical Concierge Program
The Orange County Convention Center has pioneered a groundbreaking partnership with Visit Orlando and Orlando Health to provide personalized medical services and resources to all meetings and convention groups holding events at the OCCC through 2020. Among the first-of-its-kind in the nation, this partnership connects OCCC clients with local health experts to provide tailored health planning support and solutions.
Safer, Stronger Destination
In collaboration with destination partners such as Orange County Government, Visit Orlando, Orlando International Airport (MCO), International Drive Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA), the OCCC is supporting the region's careful approach to reopening.