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Brewers Association COVID-19 Requirements for Participation

Attendance at and participation in Brewers Association’s 2021 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is subject to compliance with Brewers Association and the event facilities’ policies and procedures to implement current CDC, State of Colorado, City of Denver and Colorado Convention Center recommendations and requirements, which include, but are not limited to, wearing an approved and properly worn mask, social distancing, drinking and eating while seated, staying at home or in your hotel if you’re feeling unwell and leaving the venue immediately if feeling unwell or showing COVID-19 symptoms.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brewers Association is making necessary adjustments & prioritizing participant well-being as our top priority. We must start with an acknowledgement the situation remains fluid and subject to change as circumstances dictate. At present, together, with the Colorado Convention Center and based on current mandates from the State of Colorado/City of Denver, we plan for the following:

  1. Proper mask wearing required at all conference events
  2. Physical distancing
  3. Extra meeting room space to spread out
  4. Advance sign up for seminars to limit seminar room capacity
  5. Elbow bumps – No handshakes or hugs, please.
  6. Hand sanitizing stations
  7. One way traffic flow in high traffic areas
  8. The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) is a 5-star certified venue with stringent protocols- the HVAC systems are fitted with MERV 8 Pleated Filters paired with Multi Sak filters equaling MERV 13 performance rate and MERV 13 Pleated Filters. This puts the CCC well above Residential/Commercial which is MERV 10 and just below Hospital & General Surgery rating, which is MERV 14.

What to Expect

Social Distancing

Frequent Sanitizing

Properly Worn Masks Except When Drinking and Eating

Have you completed a self-assessment, and are you symptom-free? If you feel sick, please stay home. Use the CDC COVID-19 Self-Checker to get help assessing symptoms, making decisions and seeking appropriate medical care.

  • Check your flight and travel arrangements. Be mindful of current travel restrictions in place to and from your destination, as well as selected airline policies
  • Please make sure you have packed face masks; face masks are required at all times.
  • We are taking additional measures to ensure your health and well-being. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time when arriving at the show, attending seminars and making appointments.
  • All attendees, staff and exhibitors will be required to complete a daily self-assessment upon arrival at the venue each day. This requires your cell phone and takes 1 minute via a QR code which will be available onsite. Everyone is required to wear an approved face mask.
  • We’ll implement queue lines and one-way aisles to ensure distancing is safely enforced.
  • Plexiglass barriers at registration counters will be in place for enhanced safety. Staff will regularly clean all equipment.

What to Expect

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Frequent Sanitizing

Properly Worn Masks Except When Drinking and Eating

  • Make sure you are properly wearing a face mask.
    • Disposable masks will be provided, if one is needed.
  • Please follow all recommended Health & Well-Being Measures including:
    • Stay socially distanced
    • Wash or sanitize your hands often
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow and not into your hand
    • Stay home or in your hotel room if you are sick
  • The show floorplan allows for social distancing and one-way entrance/exits. Please observe and follow the flow.
  • We’ll remind you to keep a safe distance from others with floor graphics and stanchions.
  • We;ve increased staff and security to provide the BEST attendee experience and make sure information is accessible.
  • Seating areas will be properly distanced and plexiglass barriers will be placed at food and beverage locations.
  • Exhibitors will have access to enhanced cleaning and disinfection services for their booths.
  • Trash, recycle and compost will be removed throughout the venue with greater frequency.
  • Nightly disinfecting will take place to sanitize all seating, restrooms and frequently touched public areas.
  • The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) is a 5-star certified venue with stringent protocols- the HVAC systems are fitted with MERV 8 Pleated Filters paired with Multi Sak filters equaling MERV 13 performance rate and MERV 13 Pleated Filters. This puts the CCC well above Residential/Commercial which is MERV 10 and just below Hospital & General Surgery which is MERV 14.
  • Feeling sick unexpectedly at the show? Medical personnel will be on site to assist anyone feeling unwell.
  • 30 minute breaks between seminars to allow for air circulation and cleaning of rooms.
  • In order to meet smaller capacity limits due to social distancing measures, attendees will select the seminars they with to attend in advance, during registration.
  • Overflow rooms are provided for each seminar to allow for safe distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the venue.
  • Properly worn face masks are required in seminar rooms.
  • Room monitors will be on site to help remind and manage well-being protocols.
  • No food or beverage allowed in seminar rooms.
  • Doors will be kept open for maximum airflow.

Acceptable

Two Layer Cloth Mask

FDA-Cleared Surgical Mask

Face Shield Worn with Other Acceptable Mask


Not Acceptable

Face Mask with Vent

Face Shield (With No Face Mask)

Face Mask Worn Below Nose

Bandana, Buff or Gaiter

  • Food & beverage may only be consumed while seated in designated areas.
  • Food will be made available in single serving pre-packaged formats as much as possible.
  • Increased dining space with frequent sanitizing of tables.
  • Dedicated staff to monitor flow and crowd control of dining areas, beer stations and hospitality lounges.
  • Increased area to allow for space between tables.
  • Masks must be worn when not eating or drinking.
  • One entry. One exit. Staffed by friendly greeters to help maintain the flow.
  • Tables will be sanitized in between seatings.
  • Beverages and food must be consumed seated and will be served in recyclable or compostable vessels.