NEW Industry Recognition: F&D SAFE SITES

Facilities & Destinations introduces a new designation for cities and convention centers: F&D SAFE SITES. Voted on by readers, these destinations and venues are going the extra mile to ensure that visiting groups are as protected as possible from COVID-19 contagion.

Criteria for cities includes:

• Citywide COVID safety programs

• CVB safe meeting support services

• Safety practices in hotels, meeting venues and transportation hubs

Criteria for convention centers includes:

• GBAC STAR or related certifications

• Staff’s sanitation practices

• Disinfection technology

• COVID safety signage

• COVID testing procedures

• Accommodations for social distancing

Following is the current list of designees (NAMES LINK TO WEBSITES). The final list will be published in the F&D Spring issue and on Facilitiesonline.com.

CITIES

Atlantic City, NJ

Birmingham, AL

Boston, MA

Columbus, OH

Hampton, VA

Las Vegas, NV

Louisville, KY

Memphis, TN

Milwaukee, WI

New Orleans, LA

Newport, RI

Oklahoma City, OK

Pasadena, CA

Philadelphia, PA

Savannah, GA

St. Louis, MO

Washington, DC

CONVENTION CENTERS

Albany Capital Center

Atlantic City Convention Center

Austin Convention Center

Boise Centre

Branson Convention Center

CAESARS FORUM

Connecticut Convention Center

Cox Business Convention Center

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Duke Energy Convention Center

Grand Wayne Convention Center

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Hawaii Convention Center

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Huntington Place

Javits Center

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Lancaster County Convention Center

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Los Angeles Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Minneapolis Convention Center

Monona Terrace

Monterey Conference Center

Oregon Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Spokane Convention Center

Washington State Convention Center

The ballot for F&D Safe Sites nominations can be found here.