Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2020

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A merica's Center Convention Complex stands ready to provide attendees with memorable meeting and event experiences while ensuring that health and safety is a top priority. A comprehensive plan has been developed in conjunction with St. Louis City health officials for guests and staff to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The America's Center Convention Complex is home to four distinct meeting facilities under one roof: Cervantes Convention Center The Dome at America's Center, the St, Louis Executive Conference Center and the Ferrara Theater. In addition the convention center features five exhibit halls, a ballroom and more than 80 meeting rooms. • Located in the heart of Downtown St. Louis • 502,000 square-feet of prime exhibit space • 80 versatile meeting rooms • 28,000-sq. ft. ballroom • 67,000-seat Dome at America's Center • 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre • St. Louis Executive Conference Center ST. LOUIS REOPENING HEALTH SAFETY PROTOCOLS The St. Louis Development Corporation in collaboration with Explore St. Louis, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, business stakeholders and economic development representatives from 15 surrounding counties came together to form the STL Regional Business Recovery Initiative. The Initiative has assisted local industry leaders in creating health and safety plans and protocols, along with public health officials, to help guide the reopening of businesses. As part of the Initiative, small working groups that tapped industry experts were convened to provide input in a variety of key segments. Policies put in place will help provide health and safety for all as we start St. Louis' recovery. SAFETY IS THE TOP PRIORITY St. Louis officials are carefully monitoring COVID-19. Our hospitality community is strictly following the guidelines of the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health department authorities. Please know that our priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone in our community. We are continually engaging with health experts and hospitality industry leaders to provide the very latest information to our partners throughout the region. Our hospitality partners are taking nec- essary steps to ensure the safety of their guests. Explore St. Louis encourages all travelers, no matter their destination, to take the precautions suggested by health experts. Keep it simple: stay 6 feet apart, wear masks, avoid crowded areas and use your best judgement. Other precautions include: • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands • Avoid contact with people who are sick • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing For more information contact Explore St. Louis at (800) 916-8938 or visit B M & T ••• September/October ••• 15 N E W P R O T O C O L S MAKE SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY FOR MEETINGS IN ST. LOUIS photo credit: Iuliia Nemchinova

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