The guidelines contained here are based on information currently available regarding COVID-19 and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in the particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.
Health and Safety FAQs
JIS is committed to the health and safety of everyone who is at our show – including attendees, vendors and staff. We have partnered closely with the MBCC to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize health and safety of everyone. Measures include:
- Required face coverings
- Clear and unambiguous health and safety messaging
- Strict sanitization and cleaning procedures
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Temperature screening
- Layout and spaces that promote physical distancing
- Exhibitor guidelines and booth design standards
- Reduced contact transactions
You can learn more about the steps that JIS and Reed Exhibitions is taking by reviewing our comprehensive guide here.
MBCC is dedicated to enhancing the safety, security and wellbeing of guests in the facility. Some examples include (but are not limited to): increasing the frequency of cleaning high traffic areas, MBCC employees are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including face coverings, and working with their vendors to leverage technology to minimize touchpoints. You can learn more here about the precautions the MBCC is taking.
Yes, there will be daily contactless temperature screenings (conducted by a third party) for everyone upon entry into the venue. Our Health and Safety Acknowledgement and COVID-19 protocols apply to everyone at JIS – exhibitors, attendees, vendors, staff and partners.
The MBCC adheres to the City of Miami Beach’s Standard regarding temperature screening. If an individual has a temperature that is 99.5F or above, they will then move to a cool down area for 10 minutes before retesting. If the second test still registers a temperature of 99.5F or greater, then the individual will be denied entry into the venue/show.
Yes, everyone will be required to wear a face covering. A proper face covering at minimum should fit properly and snuggly, fully covering your nose and mouth and secure under your chin.
According to the CDC, the proper way to wear your face covering is to cover your nose and mouth completely, fitting snuggly against the side of your face, secure it with ties or ear loops and make sure you can allow breathing without restriction. The following face coverings NOT permitted: face coverings that are not properly secure, face coverings with exhalation valves, bandanas, neck gaitors, mesh materials, face coverings that contain holes or is significantly damaged and costume masks.
If you are unable to wear an approved face covering due to a disability, please contact the JIS Event team. In appropriate circumstances, management may allow for the use of full-face shields in lieu of an approved face covering. Please note: like masks, face shields must cover the entire nose and mouth, extend below the chin, and fit properly. To request an accommodation or for additional questions regarding accessibility, please e-mail our Operations Manager, Dede Abood at email@example.com
Yes, there will be one way to enter and one way to exit the show floor.
Yes, hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the show floor and will be marked on the Map handout and the Mobile App
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms during the show or encounter any concerns regarding suspected COVID-19 exposure, you should report to show personnel. You should limit close contact with others until show personnel are able to further assess and advise you. Show personnel follow local public health authority guidelines in responding to COVID-19 emergencies and are available daily.
Yes, all food will be individually packaged. The MBCC catering staff are required to wear gloves, face coverings, disposable aprons and undergo a temperature screening upon entry each day. Tables will follow appropriate physical distancing guidelines (6 feet or more) and we ask that once you start eating or drinking that you remain stationary and remove your face covering only in designated food service areas.
Yes, please do not shake another person’s hand. A wave from 6 feet away is encouraged!
Don’t forget your face covering (can’t hurt to bring an extra), have your digital or print confirmation and your ID ready to be checked at registration. Please be prepared for a contactless temperature screening upon entering the MBCC and review our Health and Safety Acknowledgement each day to ensure you can comply prior to arriving at the venue.
Starting January 26, 2021 the U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to the U.S. We will continue to update these FAQs as more information about international travel becomes available, however, please monitor the US Department of State website and the CDC website for official guidance.
In addition to guidance from public health authorities, please take time to read our show admissions policy together with any COVID-19 health and safety materials. Follow the health and safety guidelines, including wearing your face covering properly, washing your hands, maintaining proper distance by staying 6 feet away from one another and following the instructions of our safety and security teams. Above all, we ask that everyone at JIS March be patient and respect each other’s safety and wellbeing.
There are two testing sites located right next to the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). Both testing sites below are open to Florida and Non-Florida residents and are not affiliated with JIS or MBCC.
- Drive-thru located at 1701 Convention Center Drive
- Reservation Required (click here for reservation)
- Offers PCA Oral Swab only
- Walk-up located at 1901 Convention Center Drive
- No Reservation Required
- Offers PCA Nasal Swab and Antigen Rapid test
For more information on the testing sites above and others in the Miami Beach area click here: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/testing-locations.page