Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates

Helen Brett has implemented several procedural changes to ensure the safety of our exhibitors and attendees. We plan to reopen our shows by complying with the following COVID-19 guidelines:

  • All staff vendors and service providers will receive daily temperature checks, and data will be compiled in our log.
  • Staff and vendors will sign waivers daily.
  • All visitors will be required to have their temperature checked before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature over 100.3 degrees F will need to be rechecked or be refused entry.
  • Everyone will be reminded to wear a face mask when entering the building.
  • Face masks will be provided by HBE free of charge for anyone requesting one upon entry.
  • HBE will have hand sanitizing dispensers in buyer registration, show office and show floor areas.
  • All exhibitors will be asked to supply hand sanitizer in their booths.
  • Staff and exhibitors will use contactless payment processes whenever possible.
  • COVID protocol will be announced hourly to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • The minimum booth size is 10'x10,' and all booths will be separated by space or barrier drape.
  • HBE and security will keep a hand-clicker count of all people entering the show floor.
  • Show floor attendance will be limited and monitored to the capacity limit of 1,795.
  • Special hours are available for anyone more than 55 years of age, compromised immune systems, or pregnant.
  • Six-foot social spacing will be encouraged with stickers and signage in registration and throughout the show floor.
  • Aisles will be marked with one-way directional signage in registration and on the show floor.
  • The concession area will limit chairs per table to 6 and supply tablecloths and hand sanitizers.

General Protocol

Helen Brett Enterprises is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus and wants to let you know that the health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees is our highest priority. We stand by the importance of our shows as they provide platforms to connect, engage, and facilitate commerce. We are committed to hosting safe and successful events.

We want to assure you that business continues as scheduled, including all the upcoming shows. Customers who wish to enter our marketplace and who are not subject to travel restrictions will be free to do so. While we remain open for business as usual, please join us in following the latest news and guidelines through official channels: www.cdc.gov and www.who.intl.

What is show management doing in preparation of the show regarding COVID-19?

  • We are closely monitoring the news and will follow all protocols that are provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • We encourage exhibitors and attendees to take common-sense precautions by using hand sanitizer and following these guidelines set by the CDC when they are onsite at the show.
  • We will be encouraging a “no handshake” policy on show site and will have ample signage around this campaign, as well as precautions for individuals to take.

Please know we are committed to hosting safe and successful shows. Our top priority is focused on the health and safety of all participants, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and others involved in the shows.

Attendees and exhibitors with questions or concerns are encouraged to email our response team below.

Exhibitors

Dave Harrington –  dharrington@helenbrett.com

Attendees

Laurie Anheuser –  lanheuser@helenbrett.com

RESOURCES

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.

Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of infection, for example healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 and other close contacts of persons with COVID-19. CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.

Comprehensive information from the CDC can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

From the World Health Organization (WHO):

RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not travelled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting it are currently low. However, it’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. It’s a good idea to get the facts to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions. Your healthcare provider, your national public health authority and your employer are all potential sources of accurate information on COVID-19 and whether it is in your area. It is important to be informed of the situation where you live and take appropriate measures to protect yourself.

Comprehensive information from the World Health Organization (WHO) can be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019