COVID-19 Updates & Information



Announcement of Facility Closure:


Due to the continued and ongoing health risks associated with Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Salt Lake County Mayor, and Salt Lake County Health Department have imposed mandatory event cancellations/postponements at specific Salt Lake County owned facilities, including the Salt Palace Convention Center. At this time all events are postponed or canceled through May 15, 2020. For information regarding a specific event, we advise you to contact the event directly (including information concerning registration and ticketing). The facility remains closed to the public through March 31, 2020. 


Event Cancellation/Postponement Effective: 3/16/2020 - 5/15/2020

 (Subject to change at the discretion of Salt Lake County.)


Facility Closure Effective: 3/16/2020 - 5/15/2020

 (Subject to change at the discretion of Salt Lake County.)


Please check back regularly for updates and information. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this delicate time. We are dedicated in providing a facility experience that promotes health and safety to our attendees, clients, and employees. 


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

In an effort to provide attendees and events with up-to-date information and communication regarding COVID-19, this update will be sent out on a weekly basis. As the managing firm (SMG) of the Salt Palace Convention Center, Mountain America Expo Center, & Salt Lake County Equestrian Park, we are dedicated in providing clear and direct information during this time of growing concern. We are in close communication with; SMG corporate offices, Salt Lake County Health Department, and the Utah State Health Department. We will provide updates from these resources in a timely manner. 


Communication established in the past few weeks remains strong as we closely monitor all new and current information. Along with local health department information, we are working closely with our corporate offices to determine ongoing risks and concerns. 


As informed the by Salt Lake County Health Department through interim guidance for mass gatherings, we have instituted the following safety precautions at our managed facilities: (Procedures will continue during closure)

  • Hand sanitizer placement in public spaces.

  • Tissue placement in public spaces.

  • The promotion of everyday preventive actions with staff. Click Here

  • The promotion of cough, sneeze, and handwashing etiquette posters throughout the facility.

  • Infectious disease entry notifications.

  • Notices from the CDC have been distributed to staff in an ongoing effort to educate and inform in preparation for potential health risks. 

  • While we have not received specific instructions to change our housekeeping practices, we have increased the frequency that we wipe down and clean surfaces throughout the facility(s).   

  • Efforts are currently underway to prepare each facility for future implementations of required operational changes. 


Things our clients can do to assist our efforts in the provision of a safe space for their events:

  • Encourage your attendees to stay home if people feel sick with a respiratory illness.

  • Assist with the creation of signage to alert attendees of hand washing & cough/sneeze guidelines. 

  • Provide email links to CDC and Department of Health websites, as they all provide generous information surrounding Covid-19.


We look forward to seeing you at one of our venues in the near future and appreciate your cooperation while we continue to provide you and your attendees with a safe and successful show experience. 

Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Utah State Department of Health

Salt Lake County Health Department 

Destinations International 

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Facility Events Calendar

View the schedule of events for the Salt Palace Convention Center

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Facility Events Calendar

View the schedule of events for the Salt Palace Convention Center