SEMA Show Safety Guidelines

Updated July 27, 2020

This November, SEMA will again host the automotive industry for four days of business, innovation, inspiration, and education at the 54th SEMA Show. In some respects, it will be one of the most challenging events the association has delivered. But it will also be among the most rewarding for those participating. SEMA members have made clear the event is essential this year to help the industry renew business ties, find new opportunities, and accelerate into a successful 2021. While there’s no doubt that the 2020 Show will be different, the SEMA team is making plans to preserve the Show’s core business value in a safety-first environment. Expect the opportunity to showcase new products, make connections, share ideas, and strategize for the future.

What will the Show look like?

In addition to adhering to best practices, the following measures will be implemented by the SEMA Show during the 2020 event:

  • Require use of face masks or face shields, frequent hand washing and social distancing
  • Require all visitors to confirm that they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19, have not recently been exposed to anyone who has tested positive, and reasonably believe that they do not have the virus
  • Secure venue to allow only qualified Showgoers onto a closed campus both indoors and outdoors
  • Designate entrance and exit areas to control and screen visitors with discrete daily health queries, incorporating non-invasive thermal cameras, etc.
  • Reduce number of people at registration by promoting preregistration and mailing of badges
  • Rearrange onsite registration to reduce touch points and add satellite registration stations to reduce traffic and lessen density
  • Configure traffic flow with one-way aisles where possible
  • Install hand sanitizing stations throughout the Show, 200 feet apart
  • Enhance physical cleaning with hourly sanitizing of high traffic areas throughout the Show floor and common areas, including doorways, elevators, and escalators
  • Collaborate with Las Vegas Convention Center in their advancements to be among the first in the nation to pursue certification for safety measures aimed at outbreak prevention through actions such as sanitizing the facility nightly

SEMA staff, contractors, exhibit staff will be REQUIRED to follow SEMA safety protocols, including use of personal protective equipment at all times, health queries, temperature checks, frequent hand washing, etc. Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EAC) and union labor will also be REQUIRED to follow SEMA safety protocols, as well as ESCA safety guidelines.

For more information, contact or 909-396-0289.

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