February 3-4, 2021 | Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York

Safety

Statement from Diversified Communications Concerning the Novel Coronavirus

The health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our primary concern. We, Diversified Communications, organizers of Vinexpo New York, are monitoring the situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus, both in the U.S. and internationally.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vinexpo New York on March 2 & 3. The two-day event will go on as planned at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center. 

We encourage exhibitors and visitors to take preventive measures and review the links included below from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel (U.S. CDC’s Travelers’ Health page)
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Diversified Communications has been responding to public safety situations for many years and has an effective crisis management protocol in place. We have great confidence in our partnerships with the cities and local authorities where our events take place, and we will continue to update our customers on new developments. We look forward to a safe and successful event in New York.

Service Advisory from the Jacob K Javits Convention Center Regarding Increased Precautions

The Javits Center is committed to protecting the well-being of our customers, employees and business partners. During every flu season, our staff implements a set of protocols designed to prevent communicable sicknesses, and in light of the recent novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we have increased these efforts significantly. Our employees are working closely with governments at every level to ensure our response is rapid, efficient and appropriate.

In recent weeks, our staff has:

  • Installed 70 hand-sanitizing stations throughout the convention center to allow visitors to clean their hands more frequently;
  • Increased the cleaning of high-volume, high-touch areas, including paper towel dispensers, vanity tops, counters and door handles;
  • Maintained a team of specially trained paramedics on site during all open event hours and access to a fully equipped first-aid station on site;
  • Engaged with health departments at the city, state and federal levels to ensure we receive the latest updates and protocols; and
  • Distributed critical information among key staff members and business partners to help prevent communicable sicknesses throughout the venue.

All New York City hospitals and health providers are now trained to identify symptoms and evaluate patients who may present symptoms for 2019-nCoV, which include cough, shortness of breath, and fever.

The City has established transport protocols for individuals who may present symptoms of 2019-nCoV and in need of a medical evaluation; infection prevention and control measures at all New York City hospitals; instructions on specimen collection and other preparations.

According to health officials, the risk to exposure continue is low both across the United States and in New York City. They advise proceeding with life as usual while observing general flu precautions, including regular handwashing.

NYC Health + Hospitals is working closely with the New York City Department of Health, and the public health system is well prepared in the event that a patient

SAFETY MATTERS

Surveillance: If you see something, say something. Any thefts or suspicious activity should be immediately reported to Javits Center Security (212) 216-2222 or Event Management.

In Case of an Emergency at the Javits Center

  • Report the emergency immediately. Call the Security dispatch line immediately at (212) 216-2222.
  • Please do not call 911 from inside the venue.
  • In case of an evacuation:

– Follow the instructions given over the public address system and by security personnel.

– Walk, do not run, and use evacuation routes to reach emergency exits.

– Do not use elevators.

In Case of an Emergency in the City

Be vigilant about your surroundings while in the city.

Call 911 if needed for the police, fire department and ambulance.

Report any incident to Event Management.

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles may be turned in to any security officer inside the Javits Center. You will receive a receipt for any item turned in to security. Inquiries can be made via telephone 212-216-2222 (24 hours per day). Items may be claimed at the public safety office located at 655 West 34th Street from 9 AM – 5 PM (seven days per week).

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