COVID-19 Updates

RISE NASHVILLE NOW TAKING PLACE ON JUNE 28-30

MARCH 30, 2020

At this time, RISE Nashville 2020 will be running as planned, June 28-30 at Music City Center. RISE is committed to a safe and healthy conference experience and will therefore be monitoring and abiding by guidance from the CDC. Please rest assured that the health and wellbeing of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors is top priority. All registered attendees will be notified if and when anything changes. Stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon.

MARCH 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce RISE Nashville 2020 will now take place June 28-30 at Music City Center.

Due to the uncertainties that lie ahead, we have relaxed our standard cancellation policy to ensure our attendees feel supported and comforted during this evolving pandemic. Click here to view the options available to all RISE Nashville registered attendees. Frequently asked questions related to the postponed event can be found here.

RISE is committed to a safe and healthy conference experience and will therefore be monitoring and abiding by any new guidance from the CDC between now and throughout the conference. In the event the CDC advises that gatherings of this magnitude should be avoided, and we are unable to run RISE Nashville on June 28-30, any transferred registrations can expect a full refund of your registration fees.

The RISE community is here for you during this very uncertain time. We will be launching webinars and continuing to publish content regarding how the industry is adapting to the pandemic.

Be healthy. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville in June.

MARCH 7, 2020

We appreciate your patience as our leadership team and global risk assessment committee have continued to monitor the developments related to COVID-19 over the past few weeks and particularly as states of medical emergency have been declared in several states in the US in the past few days. We continue to hold the safety, health, and well-being of our attendees, speakers, staff, and exhibitors as top priority.

As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone RISE Nashville 2020 until late June.

Our decision was made after consulting with our advisory board, chairpersons, and risk management team, as well as reviewing feedback from attendees and sponsors regarding company travel bans, concerns for employee safety, and newly confirmed diagnosed cases in the US.

Postponing RISE Nashville 2020 allows us to ensure our conference proceeds at a later date, without compromise, and we will continue to work hard behind the scenes to update our agenda and speaker lineup with exciting new topics, speakers and other additions. We feel it best to run the event when everyone feels safe and comfortable traveling and participating in a learning environment.

While we've made this decision as expeditiously as we were able, we'll be in contact with all attendees, speakers, and exhibitors within the next 14 days as we confirm the venue, date and logistics for the postponed event. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact info@risehealth.org. We look forward to seeing you later this year. 

MARCH 6, 2020

RISE Nashville is proceeding as planned. We are continuing to evaluate hundreds of data points hourly to inform our risk management committee on the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus. Continue reading below for the important safety measures we will be taking at the Music City Center and the Omni Nashville Hotel, and please familiarize yourself with the CDC recommendations for every day prevention practices so that together we can create a healthy conference experience. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

MARCH 2, 2020

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, recently named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, the Music City Center continues to monitor its activity closely. At this current time, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Tennessee.

The Music City Center is committed to providing a safe environment to all of our guests and we are closely monitoring the activity of the coronavirus. We are taking the following precautionary measures onsite:

  • Housekeeping has increased cleaning and disinfection across all high-volume touchpoints throughout the building including restrooms, entrances/exits, escalators, etc.

  • Food and Beverage has 18 ServSafe® Certified Professionals not including management, which are all certified. Further, we have 8 HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certified culinarians. HACCP is an internationally recognized system for reducing the risk of safety hazards in food.

  • Increased hand sanitizer stations throughout the convention center that contain 70% isopropyl alcohol.

  • Education and awareness extended to all team members on standard personal preventative measures, using sanitizing/disinfection products, etc.

The CDC recommends that everyone follow everyday prevention practices:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

  • 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. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

In addition to applying prevention practices in our daily operations, we are also utilizing our communication channels which include social media and digital signage to convey prevention practices. We are taking every precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our team, our guests and our community.

We invite you to view the following websites for additional information:

 

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

The safety of our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors is top priority at RISE Nashville. As we continue to monitor new developments related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus originating in China, we have outlined important safety measures put in place to help attendees have a healthy conference experience. 

Physical measures implemented at RISE Nashville 2020:

The Music City Center (MCC) is expanding its normal flu season cleanliness protocol to include:

  • The use of disinfecting electrostatic sprayers in high-traffic areas

  • More frequent wipe downs of all common touch areas, including doorknobs, lecterns, microphones, light switches, escalator rails, trash receptacles, elevator buttons, water stations, and bathroom areas.

  • A significant increase in hand sanitizer stations throughout the Music City Center.

  • Daily carpet sanitization in the conference areas.

  • A large number of other incremental cleanliness steps, including daily MCC employee pre-shift safety meetings to reinforce messaging.

In addition, RISE Nashville is:

  • Specifically following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Adhering to the travel restrictions and guidance of the U.S. Department of State.

  • Working with area hotels where RISE Nashville attendees will be staying to ensure they are also increasing their cleanliness & hygiene regimes appropriately.

  • Asking RISE Nashville exhibitors to regularly disinfect & otherwise clean booth activities that are used by multiple attendees.

  • Encouraging attendees and exhibitors to follow regular CDC guidance for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses of any kind:

    • 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.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay in your hotel or at home when you are sick.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.