Policy Updates

Information continues to change and NACS is committed to adapting our approach to address the latest recommendations. We will keep all our exhibitors, attendees, staff and vendors up to date with new developments in order to ensure a collaborative effort and a safe environment for all.

NACS Safety First Commitment

NACS will implement and enforce protocols established by local and federal government agencies, which may include: 

  • Encouraging social distancing in all common areas through signage and floor decals
  • Face covering will likely be required
  • Food and beverage services and cleaning policies to ensure food safety and limited contact
  • Designated first aid areas for any immediate response needs or medical issues
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization with an emphasis on high traffic and touch point areas
  • Hand sanitizer stations located throughout the building and in every booth

NACS has already taken steps to help ensure your safety by building the expo floor with wider aisles to minimize traffic congestion and allow for social distancing.  Meeting rooms, general sessions, education sessions, workshops and public spaces will be configured according to the recommendations at the time of the NACS Show in October.

Enhanced Facility Cleaning Procedures

McCormick Place has been awarded GBAC Star accreditation for establishing a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfecting and implementing infectious disease prevention protocols.  The GBAC Star Accreditation means that a facility has:

  • Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  • The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
  • Highly informed cleaning professions who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

For more information on the latest guidance regarding COVID-19, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the City of Chicago and McCormick Place.

Check back often, this page will be updated as new information is confirmed.
*updated as of May 5, 2021