Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Testing is the Best Defense Against BA.5

With BA.5, a planner's only defense these days is testing, overtaking proof-of-vaccination as a way to ensure attendee health and safety.
data privacy

California’s Data Privacy Rule Expansion: More Questions than Answers

Meeting and event companies are among the California businesses that may have to scramble once the state’s Privacy Rights Act takes effect in January 2023.
monkeypox

Is Monkeypox a Threat to Meetings and Events?

Monkeypox may be in the headlines these days, but experts say the potential for it to become a COVID-like events industry disruptor is vanishingly small.
covid testing

COVID Testing Overtakes Proof of Vax as Event Risk Mitigation Tool

COVID testing is increasingly becoming the risk mitigation tool of choice for meeting and event planners.
cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: How Cyber-safe Is Your Event?

What are the cybersecurity threats facing planners today — and what they can do to keep their event, and their attendees, safe from attack?

Prevue Summits & Vital Circle: Testing Comes First

We spoke to the planner of Prevue's Inspired Events Summit, being held May 2-3 in Palm Beach, Barbara Scofidio, and Becky Fox, founder of Vital Circle, about safety protocols in this new stage of COVID-19.
COVID preparedness

Alation: A Case Study in COVID Preparedness

How one company handled COVID preparedness for a recent event with international attendees.
Cruises have rebounded with strict travel requirements and safety protocols. Seen here is Silversea's Silver Moon sailing Latin America.

Are Cruises Safe? A First-Person Account

Cruises are back, with health and safety protocols that follow CDC guidelines.
Gottlieb

Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Changing COVID Restrictions

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner and chairman of the Sail Safe Global Health & Wellness Council, recently shared his outlook on COVID-19 and its future impact on society as a whole, as well as travel.
ISO 31030:2021

New ISO 31030:2021 Standard on Mitigating Travel Risk

The ISO 31030:2021 travel risk guidance was released just as staff are beginning to travel more widely again, including to meetings.
Omicron, Vaccines, Testing and Events

How to Make Events Safe in the Omicron Era: We Asked An Expert

Becky Fox, CEO of Vital Circle Health, shares how clients are using her company’s vaccine verification, testing and health and safety technology and services in the era of Omicron.
Vaccination

Our 5 Top Testing & Vaccination Articles

Testing & vaccination are on everyone's minds, as we realize that a multi-layered approach is the key to safe events.
What Planners Need to Know if an Attendee Tests Positive for Covid

What If An Attendee Tests Positive for COVID?

Despite strong safety protocols, an attendee could test positive for COVID. What's a planner to do?
vaccine mandate

3 Strategies for Meeting in States with Vaccine Mandate Laws

What’s a planner to do if the event organizer wants to require proof that attendees are fully vaccinated, but they are meeting in a destination where the state law prohibits vaccine mandates?

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