Yakima Convention Center Safe Reopening Guide

COVID-19 Update-Currently in Phase 3


Yakima County is in Phase 3

Yakima Convention Center Safe Reopening Guide*

The Yakima Convention Center is excited to welcome you back! To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we have implemented important steps and measures. We will need cooperation from everyone to be successful in maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The Yakima Convention Center is open and ready for business during Phase 3. Retail activities (including trade shows/exhibits), business meetings, weddings, banquets and other events are allowed. Occupancy in each room/area is limited to 50 percent capacity or 400 people, whichever is fewer (excludes staff). Groups of up to ten people may be seated together. There must be six feet of physical distance between groups/tables. Floor plans to reduce occupancy can be customized to fit your needs. Please contact us for more information.

A COVID-19 compliance staff member will be present during every event to ensure appropriate physical distancing and facial covering requirements are met.

There will be employee training protocols, including proper use of PPE and daily staff wellness checks.

Centerplate, our full service catering company, will work with the meeting planner to provide contained, on the go or plated meal options. View the Catering Reopening Plan.

Lastly, the Yakima Convention Center is pursuing Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) certification to provide guests confidence that the center is clean and ready for business. GBAC is an independent third-party verification system to make sure that the Yakima Convention Center’s cleaning protocols meet the highest standards.

As we continue to monitor the guidelines, through national, state and local health authorities, our staff will continue to create different ways for attendees and guests to meet in a safe and accommodating environment.

View the full Convention Center Reopening Plan

Because events are so important to all of us, be aware that we are doing what we can to bring us all back together very soon.

*April 15th, 2021. Items may change as conditions warrant.