• March 22 – 24, 2021
  • Miami Beach, FL

Exhibitor Health & Safety FAQs

Yes, 8 foot tall space dividers (drape or hardwall) will be required for all adjacent booths and one-way entrances and exits for your booth are recommended. Pipe and drape will be provided in the event you are not using hardwall.

Yes, the number of people allowed in a booth is based on industry occupancy guidelines (IAEE and SISO). To calculate the maximum occupancy of a booth at any given time, divide the gross square footage of the booth by three (3). This calculation equates to no more than 3 people in a 100 sq ft (10x10) booth.

To assist in occupancy compliance on-site, signage will be provided for display outside of each booth which outlines the number of people allowed in that booth at one time.

Exhibitors are required to wear transparent face shields (in addition to an approved face covering) at all times when 6 feet of distance from another individual cannot be maintained. Exhibitors are encouraged to consider the use of plexiglass barriers for your booth - these are available for rent from EXPO (you can access the order form here).

It is required that all exhibitors have alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol available within their booths. There will also be hand sanitizer stations throughout the show floor and you can reference the locations on the Show Map and in the Mobile App.

Any jewelry or product (including display trays and pens) that has been handled should be immediately sanitized with a cleaning product of your choosing.

You can also purchase professional cleaning service to disinfect your booth at the end of each day (you can access the order form here)

To decrease contact all giveaway or promotional materials (including catalogs) should be handed to customers by exhibitor staff wearing a face covering, face shield and gloves – not left in piles or bowls. Exhibitors may not serve food or beverages in their booth and should not eat while customers are present in their booth.

JIS March will have wider aisles (minimum 10 feet), 8 foot tall space dividers (drape or hardwall) for all adjacent booths, increased staff, including Safety Stewards who will monitor and enforce compliance with the health and safety guidelines, dedicated entrances and exits and hand sanitizing stations throughout the show floor.

Yes, however while your face covering is removed for food consumption your booth must remain closed to business. If you have a hardwall space within your booth (such as an office) that can be closed completely, you may eat inside of that and keep your booth open (assuming staff is available to continue working).

Everyone at the show is expected to fully comply with all health and safety guidelines. Acknowledging the guidelines and agreeing to comply is a requirement of entry. Safety Stewards will walk the show floor to ensure all guidelines are being followed. All violations of the guidelines will be addressed by event staff and/or Safety Stewards as soon as practicable following observation/notification of non-compliance. A Health & Safety Contact phone number will be clearly noted on signage throughout the show to allow for reporting of any concerns or issues.

All exhibitors will be asked to provide a back-up contact in the event that they are ill or unable to come to the show. The back-up contact will be responsible for staffing or arranging for staffing if the primary contact is unavailable. When product is dropped off at the vault, exhibitors will be asked to provide another contact name and phone number who will be authorized to pick up the product should an illness prevent them from returning to the show. The alternate contact must produce a valid ID or Passport, which matches the name on file, in order to collect the product. In the event that neither the exhibitor or back-up contact is able to enter the show floor due to illness or quarantine, JIS March Management can be reached by contacting the Health & Safety Contact phone number posted throughout the show.

Yes, there will be daily contactless temperature screenings (conducted by a third party) for everyone upon entry into the venue. Wristbands will be issued daily to each person to confirm they have passed the temperature screening. Our Health and Safety Acknowledgement and COVID-19 protocols apply to everyone at JIS – exhibitors, attendees, vendors, staff and partners.

Yes, everyone will be required to wear an approved face covering that fits properly and snuggly, fully covering your nose and mouth and secure under your chin. The following face coverings are NOT permitted: face coverings that are not properly secure, face coverings with exhalation valves, bandanas, neck gaiters, mesh materials, face coverings that contain holes or is significantly damaged and costume masks. If at any point you are unable to remain 6 feet apart from another individual in your booth, a face shield is required over your face covering.

Yes, please do not shake another person’s hand. JIS is strictly a contactless greeting event - A wave from 6 feet away is encouraged!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything to do with Health and Safety protocols at the show please contact: Operations Manager, Dede Abood at dabood@reedexpo.com.

In addition to guidance from public health authorities, please take the time to read our Health and Safety Acknowledgement, all of the JIS COVID-19 health and safety materials and the Exhibitor Manual. Follow the health and safety guidelines, including wearing your face covering properly, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds every 60 minutes and following engagement with any touchpoints, 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 thoughtful 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
  • Walk-up located at 1901 Convention Center Drive
    • No Reservation Required
    • Offers PCR 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

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.

The MBCC has also adopted the MB Standard, developed by the City of Miami Beach. For more information on the MBCC response to COVID-19, please visit their website.