ISC West to go ahead as planned

ISC-West

Sands ExpoISC West will occur as scheduled March 17th through 20th, 2020. The show is not being cancelled or postponed.

Our planning closely follows the CDC guidelines, local and state public health authorities and the US State Department/Federal Government travel rules related to the COVID-19 virus. We are monitoring updates from the CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) which continue to indicate low risk of exposure to the virus in the United States generally and in Las Vegas.

We take pride in offering vital business opportunities to our customers, including networking, education and access to new products and technologies and are working diligently to ensure ISC West 2020 and our other events live up to our high standards. We are focused on making ISC West 2020 a successful and enjoyable event for all attendees and exhibitors.

In the last week we have had several new exhibitors sign up for the show, and new attendee registrations over this last week continue to be good and in line with the same week last year – both for expo pass sign ups, conference delegates, our robust ISC Executives’ Club audience; as well as our newly launched Security Solutions’ Leaders Club and International VIP Club. While we regret that some companies have made the decision not to take part in ISC West 2020, we are focused on making ISC West 2020 a successful, safe, and enjoyable event for all attendees and exhibitors.

Sand Expo Venue Information on Covid-19

Updated Communication on Covid-19

General Information

The health and safety of our team members and guests is our utmost priority. Our Emergency Management Team works closely with local officials and we are taking appropriate steps to protect our team members and guests as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD). We are prepared to follow any additional protocols or guidance, as they are made available by the CDC or SNHD.

If you would like information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we recommend going to the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

We are encouraging our team members and guests to take the same precautions against COVID-19 that are taken to combat the common cold and flu virus. Additionally, we have hand sanitizing stations throughout the resort, Congress Center, and Sands Expo.

Tips shared with team members and guests include:

  •  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  •  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Properly discard tissue after use.
  •  Clean and disinfect your phone, keyboard, and mouse regularly.
  •  Avoid close contact with people who are visibly sick.
  •  Stay home from work (or in your suite) if you have a fever or are exhibiting cold or flu symptoms and contact your doctor.

FAQs related to COVID-19

Is the venue following CDC/World Health Organization (WHO) policy and guidance? Is the venue engaged with local health departments?
Our Emergency Management team is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak at the global, US, and local level. We are following the guidance of the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) for local direction.

Does the facility have hand sanitizing stations available? Where? How many units? Are additional units being deployed?
During cold and flu season we deploy additional hand sanitizer stations throughout the resort.

Has the venue enhanced its public space and restroom cleaning and disinfection efforts?

Regardless of the situation we always perform routine environmental cleaning. At this point, the risk level, as indicated by the CDC, has not compelled us to increase the frequency of our cleaning practices.

FAQs related to COVID-19 CONTINUED

Does the venue brief/hold briefings for its team members on good hygiene, including posters/signage for team members in heart of house areas?
The CDC guidelines for personal hygiene are included in daily situation reports provided by the Emergency Management Team. Hygiene communication, both visual and oral, is part of the standard operating procedures for our resort.

Does the venue have any signage or messaging on COVID-19, hygiene, sanitization; in plain sight for guests/visitors?
We have hand sanitation stations in plain sight throughout the resort and in meeting spaces. Based on the guidelines outlined by the CDC and SNHD, we are not compelled to change our procedures at this time. However, we will comply with additional guidelines that may be issued by the CDC or SNHD.

Does the venue have a permanent first aid station? How often/when is it staffed? If so, are the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)/first aid staff trained to recognize, treat and process COVID-19 cases?
The property has EMTs that are trained in expanded assessments to identify potential COVID-19 cases.

Should someone with COVID-19 symptoms be identified or self-report upon entering the facility, are there response protocols in place (vs. bringing them to a first aid station within the venue)?
All team members are directed to contact EMTs to respond to all medical events including potential COVID-19 cases. EMTs will respond to the patient’s location or if the guest prefers, the guest can go to their room and call for an EMT to come to their suite.

Any other protocols in place to combat/prepare for/respond to COVID-19 the venue would like to share?
We continue to follow the CDC protocols. Our Emergency Management Team is monitoring multiple sources to stay abreast of COVID-19 information. This information is summarized in a daily situation status report for Company Leadership to inform decision making and coordination of effort.

Early on in this outbreak we issued a travel advisory for our own team members, limiting unnecessary travel to China. Additionally, we encourage team members exhibiting cold and flu symptoms to stay home from work until they are relieved of their symptoms.

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