Health Advisory: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health, safety, security and wellbeing of all who enter our venue is the number one priority of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). As we look forward to hosting events during the “new normal,” we have developed and implemented new venue plans, policies and procedures to minimize risk and protect our collective health. 

 We encourage you to review our detailed MBCC Reopening Initiatives below:

The MBCC is proud to have received GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation in recognition of enhanced venue health and safety measures. Established by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association) the GBAC STAR™ program establishes requirements to support venue work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems that minimize risks associated with infectious agents such as COVID-19. Visit this link for more information regarding GBAC STAR Facility Accredidation. 

 The MBCC is also proud to adopt the MB Standard, a program developed by the City of Miami Beach to support area businesses as they reopen by safeguarding employee health to restore consumer confidence. As part of the MB Standard, the MBCC conducts: 

  • Bi-weekly and monthly COVID-19 testing of all employees
  • Daily employee temperature and health screenings
  • Development and implementation of a robust contact tracing protocol
  • Submitting monthly reports to public health officials.

 Employee testing, enhanced cleaning, promoting health advisories and contact tracing procedures are some of the initiatives which demonstrate the venue’s ongoing commitment to protecting our collective health while minimizing risks associated with infectious disease.

 In preparation for hosting events, we understand there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to planning during these unprecedented times. Offering 1.4 million square feet of flexible space, event plans at the MBCC are dynamic, scalable and customizable, and developed in deep consultation with event organizers, service providers and public health officials. To facilitate the event planning process, MBCC designated Health Ambassadors from Centerplate and Spectra. Health Ambassadors coordinate with local teams, remain informed of public health guidance, review event plans and act as client liaisons.

 Like many venues across the nation, the MBCC has taken sensible precautions onsite such as:

  • Requiring face masks and social distancing measures onsite, in support of local public health mandates.
  • Adding portable and wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the venue.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and high-trafficked areas using EPA Registered disinfectants as recommended by the CDC and in strict compliance with GBAC protocols.
  • Employing touch-free surfaces in our restrooms including automatically flushing toilets, hands-free faucets, paper towel dispensers and hand dryers.
  • Installation of additional digital and physical, portable and permanent health advisory signage throughout the venue.
  • MBCC staff training by the Florida Department of Health on the proper use of PPE and techniques to prevent transmission of sickness.
  • MBCC food and beverage service providers Centerplate is also coordinating globally to manage the impact of COVID-19 to protect employees, clients and consumers. Centerplate’s 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.
  • New health and safety practices align with the MBCC’s LEED® Silver Certification achieved as part of the venue’s $620-million-dollar expansion project which includes many environmentally-friendly features.

 Our reopening plans, policies and procedures are informed by Florida Health, Miami Dade County and City of Miami Beach official mandates and recommendations, as well as best practices from industry associations and affiliations. Plans are subject to change, as new information related to the pandemic is ever evolving. We endeavor to keep these plans updated as new information is released.

 Acknowledging that the current public health landscape is a fluid situation, visit regularly updated public health, destination and industry resources for general information on stopping the spread of COVID-19:

MBCC Ready

Centers for Disease Control

Florida Health

Miami Dade County

City of Miami Beach

Greater Miami Conventions & Visitors Bureau

Industry Resources

Miami Meetings Shine

Developed by the MBCC Recovery Task Force: COVID-19