COVID Safety at the AVCA Convention
AVCA is committed to attendee safety and will follow all CDC, local, and venue guidelines when implementing the convention. Currently all restrictions have been lifted in Columbus, the state of Ohio, and the venues. AVCA will continue to monitor these guidelines and will post updates on this page if the guidance changes.
AVCA strongly encourages unvaccinated coaches to utilize masks and practice social distancing throughout convention week. Masks and vaccinations are not required to attend the convention. An inherit risk of exposure to COVID exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the AVCA Convention you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID exposure. Convention attendees will be required to complete a waiver acknowledging notification of this risk.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center has developed a comprehensive cleaning, training, and safety guide to make the center as safe as possible for attendees. Click here to learn more about the VenueShield program implemented in the convention center. The convention center has also received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star Certification for implementing the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in the facility. Click here for details on the GBAC accreditation program. Click here for other safety measures executed in the convention center including escalator handrail sanitizers, elevator cab air sanitizers, HEPA air filtering machines to provide additional air filtering in meeting space, touchless ticketing in parking garages, and adding 150 hand sanitizer stations.
Click here for a list of what to expect regarding COVID protocols inside Nationwide Arena.
All AVCA Convention hotels have implemented additional COVID safety measures inside their guestrooms and meeting space. Click here for details of the Hyatt Regency Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment Program. Details regarding the Hilton CleanStay Program can be found by clicking here. The Sonesta has implemented the Stay Safe with Sonesta Program with more information found here.
Please click here for city of Columbus COVID updates and safety guidelines.
Please click here for the Ohio Department of Health COVID guidelines and information updates.
Please click here for Centers of Disease Control (CDC) updates and information.