Any interaction with the general public poses an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19.
As excited as we are for the upcoming General Council 2021, your safety is our top priority. Below, you’ll see a list of precautions and safety measures our team will be taking to ensure your time with us is as safe as can be. Thank you for trusting us to create an environment that you and your team would feel comfortable encountering Jesus in - we’re excited for what God will do!
When you arrive:
Health Questionnaire: All attendees are required to fill out a health questionnaire before entering the building. This ensures that you are currently free of all COVID symptoms.
Masks: Attendees are recommended to wear masks at all times unless actively eating or drinking. All staff and volunteers are required to wear masks for the duration of the event. This is a mandate of our Assemblies of God National Office. Due to the enclosed and smaller spaces we’ll be hosting our breakout sessions in, we are recommending that all attendees wear a mask while seated for the duration of the session. We will continue to follow event gathering recommendations under the current CDC, county, and state guidelines.
On top of the above mentioned safety precautions, we will also be adhering to any and all guidelines that the city of Orlando, FL sets forward along with the Orange County Convention Center. If any of those guidelines change, we will communicate said changes to all attendees as soon as we find them out.
Orange County Convention Center Guidelines:
The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) presents the following guidelines to keep our guests, employees, and community safe during scheduled trade shows, conventions and events. OCCC employees will be wearing masks and gloves, depending on their work assignments. Wearing a mask and gloves is uncomfortable; but it allows the OCCC to host events and increases the safety of our guests and employees. Observing reduced occupancy at the OCCC, physical distancing measures and following event gathering recommendations under the current CDC, county, and state guidelines.
In public areas, practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other groups of people while standing in lines, using elevators or moving around the property. Table rounds, chairs, seating areas and other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. All meeting rooms will comply with, or exceed, local or state mandated occupancy limits. Non-contracted spaces will be monitored by security. No handshakes.
Hand sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible, will be placed at key guest entrances and contact areas such as reception areas, entrances, stairs, elevator, escalator landings in OCCC public spaces.
Public Spaces and Communal Front of the House Areas
The OCCC Environmental Services staff conducts daily cleaning of all door handles throughout the campus. The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including counter tops, escalators, elevators, and elevator buttons, vending machines, door handles, public bathrooms, ATM's, stair and escalator handrails, dining surfaces, all seating areas and tables.
Front of the House Signage
Health and hygiene reminders will be placed throughout the property including the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks. Table cards and electronic signs will also be used for messaging and communication.
If we are alerted to a presumptive case of COVID-19 at the OCCC, we will work with the Florida Department of Health to follow the appropriate actions recommended.
NFAF / Camp GC
The 2021 National Youth Convention/Fine Arts Festival will begin on Monday with on-site check-in. Presentations will take place throughout the week, and the festival culminates with the Friday evening final service. Camp GC will once again be part of General Council 2021. Kids ages 5–12 can experience new adventures at Camp GC, the official place for kids to be while the adults enjoy the 2021 Influence Conference and General Council.