Covid-19 PRECAUTIONS

We are carefully monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to ensure the wellbeing of everyone involved with our event. We want to update you on some of the planning and responses we are taking at the Steamboat Pilot & Today Hot Air Balloon Rodeo.

ATTENDING THE EVENT:

Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth.
Stay home if you are sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
When eating, we recommend using utensils versus your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean frequently touched objects often. Including money.

WHAT WE ARE DOING:

CODE OF CONDUCT

Please do not enter the premises if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are waiting for test results, or have COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath or other symptoms as established by the CDC. Adhere to the CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation.
Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.
We are social distancing. Please keep a minimum 6’ (2 meters) distance between yourself and others.
Please wear a recommended facial covering/mask while you are shopping or visiting.
Do not gather in groups.
Handwash stations will be available at the event as well as soap in the restrooms.
Hand was stations will be available at all event sites.
All surfaces will be cleaned regularly with disinfectant throughout the event.
Only healthy staff and volunteers will be working at the event.
Exhibitors will be allowed to be release from their booth obligations should they become sick or are diagnosed with COVID-19 prior to the event.
We will work with local healthcare systems and /or law enforcement to update any required health safety protocols necessary on this website.

PARKING

PARKING WILL BE AT THE MEADOWS AND UPPER KNOLL PARKING LOTS.
PARKING SPACES WILL BE EVERY OTHER SPACE TO INSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICERS WILL MANAGE BANGTAIL WAY AND PINE GROVE TO INSURE SAFETY OF ALL PEDESTRIANS.

VENDOR VILLAGE

THE VENDOR AREA WILL HAVE A CAPACITY OF 250 PEOPLE MAX. ONCE THAT LIMIT IS REACHED, WE WILL ALLOW ONE IN, ONE OUT.
ALL ATTENDEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW OUR CODE OF CONDUCT.
DESIGNATED HEALTH SCREENING PERSONNEL TO INITIATE A HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE AND CHECK THE TEMPERATURE OF PATRONS.
ENTRANCE CHECKPOINT WILL HAVE MARKINGS ON THE GROUND TO ENSURE SIX FEET DISTANCE FOR PATRONS TO LINE UP TO ENTER
HANDWASH STATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE VENDOR AREA, AND NEAR PORTABLE RESTROOMS.
ALL VENDORS WILL PROVIDE TOUCHLESS SERVICE.
ALL FOOD AND MERCHANDISE PICK UP SURFACES WILL BE CLEANED REGULARLY WITH DISINFECTANT THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.
EXHIBITORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE RELEASE FROM THEIR BOOTH OBLIGATIONS SHOULD THEY BECOME SICK OR ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
TRASH AND RECYCLING RECEPTACLES WILL HAVE OPEN LIDS AND WILL BE IN LARGE BANKS ADJACENT TO EACH EXIT AND MANNED TO ENSURE TOUCH-FREE SURFACES.

EMERGENCY EXIT PROTOCOL

“The goal of maintaining six feet (two meters) between people would become a distant secondary consideration if there is a clear and imminent danger requiring an emergency evacuation. Even during this pandemic, emergency egress plans should reflect that moving patrons away from the most urgent hazard is the first order of business” – Event Safety Alliance Event Guidelines


WE WILL WORK WITH LOCAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND /OR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO UPDATE ANY REQUIRED HEALTH SAFETY PROTOCOLS NECESSARY ON THIS WEBSITE.