Yakima Convention Center Safe Reopening Guide

COVID-19 Update-Currently in Phase 2

Yakima County is in Phase 2

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.

Per Governor Inslee’s reopening guidelines for Convention Centers, the Yakima Convention Center is allowed to remain open during Phase 2. All retail activities (including trade shows/exhibits) and business meetings are prohibited. Only professional training and testing that cannot be performed remotely allowed. Occupancy in each meeting room is limited to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits or 200 people, whichever is fewer (this excludes venue staff) and as long as six feet of physical distance can be maintained by all attendees. 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.

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.

*February 14th, 2021. Items may change as conditions warrant.