How To Stay Safe at Your Next Event
As the world tackles the global effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Dallas Area Visitors Center is dealing with the shock waves of canceling, postponing, or virtualizing our events. The uncertainty and sudden changes happening on a global scale are raising concerns across the entire events industry.
I have researched some of the best advice coming from both leading health organizations and event organizers so your family can get the best return out of your events, while keeping you and your family safe!
Keep Your Hands Clean
We know it sounds patronizing, but washing your hands regularly is the most common recommendation from world leaders to health organizations across the globe.
As you attend events, make sure you find time to wash your hands thoroughly, either at sinks or through pocket hand sanitizers. Organizers will likely be putting in extra sanitizer stations across their show floors so be sure to make use of these.
Typical show etiquette can range from handshaking to cheek kissing. As concerns are raised about the health risk posed by attending events that attract a global audience, such greetings are currently not considered the best behavior.
Many organizers are putting a ban on handshaking in place across their events. Avoiding close interactions is the easiest way to reduce the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus and preventing it from spreading any further to others at the event.
From what health professionals understand about the coronavirus, contamination typically occurs when there is close contact with an infected person.
Some event organizers are implementing a social distancing policy that you should ask your team on-site to adhere to, as well as visitors. Key conversations can still be held but keeping an appropriate distance will ensure the safety of both parties.
Feeling Sick? Stay at Home.
Under current circumstances if you are feeling even a little unwell, you should refrain from attending an event. Don’t let the pressure of targets or the fear of missing out impact your decision if feeling unwell. These are exceptional circumstances, the best way to get back to normality is to put the safety of yourself and others first.
The Dallas Area Visitors Center will not allow you to attend if you are sick or showing flu symptoms.
How Do I Know If an Upcoming Event Has Been Cancelled?
If you are unsure if any event you are participating in are going to be cancelled, postponed or virtualized this year, get in touch with the Dallas Area Visitors Center for all the latest information and advice.
What Events Are Happening That My Family Can Enjoy?
A lot of our traditional events such as Krazy Dayz, Art in the Park, Fourth of July Fireworks, have been cancelled to keep you and your family safe. However, that doesn't mean you can't get out and safely enjoy the events that ARE happening!
So, what's happening in Dallas this week?
June 29 -July 31
Virtual Patriotic Singing Contest (see details here)
Fourth of July Trivia (details here)
July 8th at 7:00 PM
Dallas for Equity Rally (Meet at Courthouse)
July 10th -11th at noon - 10 PM
Gone Squatchin' Escape Room (Details here)
July 11th at noon to 4 PM
Second Saturday classes at Brunk Homestead (details here)
July 11th at 6 PM
An evening of music with Mitch Lies at Benedetto Vineyards (details here)
July 12 at 2:00 - 4: 00
Witch Walk at Dallas City Park (details here)