After a months-long hiatus, the live events industry is readying for recovery. Small, in-person meetings are already happening at hotels across the country and large convention centers are working to becoming certified in coronavirus cleaning and prevention. Last week, the Georgia World Congress Center became the first convention center in the U.S. to earn GBAC Star certification and more are expected to follow.
But even if venues uphold the highest sanitation standards, how can organizers ensure that attendees are following social-distancing restrictions? Technology might have the answer.
Phone apps and wearable devices that use Bluetooth technology to enforce social distancing, track COVID-19 symptoms and alert anyone who may have been exposed to the virus already are being used in offices and nursing homes. Sports stadiums are also looking to roll out wearable tracking devices that could help fill stadium seats, while ensuring guests maintain a safe distance. Live events could be next.
Read the full story on NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com to learn about three companies that have developed contact tracing and social distancing devices that could be used at in-person meetings.