Any event with an estimated attendance of over 500 must submit a public health plan for approval by the Marion County Public Health Department. The form must be submitted at least seven days prior to the event.
This plan requires events to think through:
Your Visit Indy Convention Services Manager will assist with health plan details.
As of July 2021, the city has lifted the mask mandate, previously requiring residents and visitors to wear masks in any indoor or outdoor space. Masks are no longer required in Marion County except at airports and while using public transportation. Private businesses have the right to request to wearing of masks for guests; check with individual businesses on their mask-wearing policy.
The Indiana Convention Center invested over $7 million in health and safety enhancements including hospital-grade filtration systems, contactless faucets and toilets, increased hand sanitizer stations, Plexiglas shields at information desks and food and beverage stations, and more. In fact, the industry is taking notice as the Indiana Convention Center was just named for the second time a Center for Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine and again received the Clear Air Award by the National Air Filtration Association. For more information, click here.
The building utilizes a Clorox 360 cleaning process that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria in five seconds and can cover 18,000 square feet of space in an hour. With this new process, it will be ever so important to work together to understand your conference schedule so that the building’s team can consistently employ this cleaning mechanism.
The Indiana Convention Center has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council certification (GBAC).
Indy is home to the #1 Airport in North America for nine years in a row, according to Airports Council International and Condé Nast Traveler. Airports Council International has certified the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) with its Airport Health Accreditation.
IND Airport is taking the following measures to help protect the traveling public and fulfill their Hoosier Hospitality Promise:
For more information, please visit: www.ind.com/covid19
At this time, mandates from the City of Indianapolis require that any event or convention with anticipated attendance of 500 or greater must have Marion County Public Health Department-approved mitigation plan.
Indy is home to many independent and global hotel brands, however all hotels are working together to implement a global brand promise, in addition to our Hoosier Hospitality Promise standards.
For more information on global brand cleanliness standards, please click on the links below.
Drury Travel Happy Again
Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment
CleanStay with Lysol Protection Program
Marriott Cleanliness Council
Omni Safe & Clean Initiative
Count On Us Health and Safety Protocols
Indianapolis hotels have made the Hoosier Hospitality Promise. To learn more, click here.
Indy is home to numerous award-winning, family-friendly attractions. These cultural institutions are open at 100% capacity.
Indianapolis attractions have made the Hoosier Hospitality Promise. To learn more, click here.
Indianapolis restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other entertainment venues are open at 100% capacity.
It is recommended that you check with each restaurant’s website prior to arrival to ensure they’ve moved from a carry-out only to in-restaurant dining.
Indianapolis restaurants have made the Hoosier Hospitality Promise. To learn more, click here.
Both ride sharing platforms continue to operate in Indy under new safety guidelines. Masks are required on public transportation. IndyGo’s Red Line mass transit system is also back to operating under their regular schedule, while following these safety measures for riders.
Before riding with Uber or Lyft, you must agree that you’ll wear a face mask as required by federal order, are symptom-free, and will follow CDC guidance related to COVID-19. For more information, click here.
Pacers Bikeshare and scooter services are also available for convention attendees.
Shopping malls and retail stores are open at 100% capacity.