Enhanced Safety Measures 

Covid-19 Yellow/Orange Risk Operating Guidelines & Procedures

EMT & Law Enforcement:

Upon evaluation with an Event Manager it will be determined if an event (dependent on size and content) may need an EMT or Police Officer on site. If it is deemed necessary, it will be required that the event agrees before an event may enter the facility. It is more than likely that because of the risk of Covid-19 an EMT and Police Officer will be required for most events. 


Sudden Illness & Reporting:

In the event that an attendee or event staff member were to fall ill (specifically with Covid-19 related symptoms) the use of an EMT and an area designated for isolation will be utilized. This will allow the individual who has fallen ill to seek proper treatment and advice, while maintaining isolation from other persons in the facility. If it is deemed the ill individual may have Covid-19 symptoms we will advise this individual to seek medical attention as soon as possible, and refrain from attending their scheduled event. Notice will be made to our local health agencies in order to track and monitor should this sick individual test positive for Covid-19. This will allow our facility to properly disinfect, and alert members of our staff of potential exposure. Depending on the level of exposure to the facility an immediate closure of the facility could be a possibility until proper disinfection can be achieved. The health and safety of everyone in our facility will take priority. If event continuation could result in a health risk, it may be necessary to prohibit an event from moving forward. 


Designation of Quarantine Area:

A designated area may need to be set aside from an events contracted space to act as a quarantine area for any attendee or event staff exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19. If an area is available and not currently contracted by another event, the facility will work to retain this area for quarantine usage. For events with a full buy out of the facility, they must work with an Event Manager to determine an appropriate area to set aside for this use. 


Temperature Checks:

Additional entrance checks focused on temperature may be required for your event. These additional checks will be determined in the pre-event evaluation. If it is determined there is a need, the responsibility of acquiring proper labor and equipment will fall to the event itself. The Salt Palace Convention Center does not hold proper licensing or authority to provide health checks at this time. 


Health Checks:

As advised by our local health agency the Salt Palace Convention Center has deployed a stringent health check for our employees. We invite all events who enter our facility to consider utilizing these health check methods to keep their attendees safe. We have provided staff with numerous documentation surrounding Covid-19 symptom information, as well as a process for alerting the facility to any symptoms or illness. An implementation of a daily health check sheet allows us to properly assess the health of all employees reporting to the facility for work. We have provided a sampling of our Attendee Health Questionnaire in attachments. Please consider utilizing or working with us to develop a plan of your own.   


Health Check & Reporting Process: 

As we continue to respond to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we want to ensure the health and safety of all our employees. Out of an abundance of caution; if you at anypoint are feeling ill and are specifically experiencing symptoms closely related to Covid-19, you should take the following precautions: 


  1. Please notify your immediate supervisor of your illness. 


  1. If you have not yet arrived to work, please refrain from coming in. If you are currently at work, we ask you to coordinate with your supervisor to be excused. 


  1. As you speak with your supervisor it is vital to provide information of recent travels to suspecting Covid-19 outbreak geographies, timeline of illness, exposure to other employees, and any information that we can provide to local health agencies in order to help them mitigate further outbreaks.


  1. Make contact with the Utah Department of Health Covid-19 Hotline at 1-800-456-7707 to determine your best course of medical attention.


  1. Once you have seeked appropriate medical attention, it will be vital to remain in contact with your supervisor and HR. Alerting your supervisor and HR of a positive or negative test will help determine the best course of action to help you return to work. Should you test positive you must head the guidance of your medical provider.


  1. Do not attend work until properly assessed by a medical provider, proper quarantine procedure has been followed, and symptoms have ceased for a period greater than 48 HRS.


We continue to monitor the situation closely, and are dedicated to providing you with the most up to date information. 


Symptoms of Covid-19

  • Fever (>100.4 F), Chills, or Sweating, Muscle Pain, and Aching Throughout the Body

  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing 

  • Cough/Sore Throat

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • Sudden or New Loss of Taste or Smell