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Indy Announces “Back on Track” Reopening Plan

City’s tourism community rolls out venue safety enhancements and best practices for upcoming group events

Visit Indy has announced the details of its “Back on Track” re-opening plan, rolling out venue safety enhancements and best practices to keep event attendees safe and healthy as the city welcomes visitors back to the city.

Since the Indiana Convention Center’s temporary closure on March 17, numerous enhancements have been made to the facility:

  • The ICC’s 1 million square feet have been fitted with new touchless features at doorways and inside restrooms.
  • The ICC has invested in Clorox 360 deep cleansing machines, used daily and between sessions—the same hospital-grade cleaning equipment used in healthcare facilities across the U.S.
  • The ICC has added hospital-grade air filters, regularly circulating fresh outside air every 24 hours.
  • The ICC team members have been going through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s accreditation program, learning additional best practices for future enhancements.

Indy’s swift and purposeful actions have placed the city “Back on Track” toward a 100 percent re-opening of restaurants, hotels, attractions and the Indiana Convention Center in early July.

“Our city and state leaders have taken this pandemic seriously, saving lives and smartly re-opening in stages based on health data, which they will continue to monitor,” says Leonard Hoops, president & CEO of Visit Indy. “With the safety enhancements at the Indiana Convention Center, best practices guidelines for local businesses that serve visitors, and our ‘Zero Attrition’ hotel program for events in 2020, our tourism community has coordinated their efforts to mitigate both health and financial risks for our event customers.”

Indy is set to begin hosting events with no mandated gathering size limits again by mid July. To learn more about Indy’s “Back on Track” recovery program, “Zero Attrition” offer, or to schedule a virtual site visit of USA Today’s #1 ranked convention city, email Sales@VisitIndy.com.

The mission of Visit Indy is to increase Indianapolis economic growth by strategically selling the destination to conventions, meetings, events, and leisure travelers. According to Rockport Analytics, 30 million visitors provide $5.6 billion in total economic impact annually and support 82,900 full-time-equivalent jobs in Central Indiana. For more info, www.VisitIndy.com/Meet. For more info on the rollout, visit https://www.visitindy.com/indianapolis-planner-back-on-track

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