MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (“MCCA”) continues to monitor its activity closely. 

The MCCA is committed to providing a safe environment to all of our guests and we are closely monitoring the activity of COVID-19. 

These precautionary measures onsite include, but are not limited to: 

  • Housekeeping has increased cleaning frequency and disinfection operations across all high-volume touchpoints throughout the MCCA’s facilities including but not limited to the following areas:
    • Restrooms
    • Door entrances/exits
    • Escalators, Elevators
    • Paystations
    • ATMs
    • Hand railings
       
  • Increased placement of hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes throughout our facilities including offices, and back of house that contain 70% isopropyl[CD1]  alcohol.
  • The purchase of extra hand sanitizer dispensers placed in high trafficked areas.
  • Installation of additional hygiene advisory signage throughout the venue, including all restrooms.
  • Education and awareness extended to all team members on standard personal preventative measures, using sanitizing/disinfection products, etc.
  • Many of the surfaces in our restrooms are touch-free using automatically flushing toilets, hands-free faucets, paper towel dispensers and hand dryers.
  • Our Food and Beverage partner has ServSafe® certified trained Food and Beverage professionals throughout the facilities that adhere to all current guidance from the CDC and WHO on food handling practices as well as employee wellness management to protect employees, clients and consumers. Existing rules for food safety, personal hygiene and infection control are rigorously followed in order to minimize the risk of this, or any other virus spreading.

The CDC recommends that everyone follow everyday prevention practices: 

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Most importantly “Stay Home If You Are Sick”.

MCCA staff will maintain regular communication with event organizers, business partners and other key stakeholders to relay updates.

In addition to applying prevention practices in our daily operations, we are also utilizing our communication channels which include social media and digital signage to convey prevention practices.

Please know that the MCCA is taking every precautionary measure necessary to ensure the safety of our team, our guests and our community. 

 For more information on the COVID-19 please follow the links below:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

https://www.pcma.org/covid-19-coronavirus-event-marketing-during-crisis/

https://www.signatureboston.com/blog/the-mcca-is-monitoring-novel-covid-19-outbreak

https://www.exhibitionworld.co.uk/aipc-and-ufi-release-venue-guide-for-handling-coronavirus