The Texas Apartment Association is following guidelines in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas as well as the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Health & Safety Guidelines for our April 14-16, 2021 Education Conference & Lone Star Expo. We will make any necessary adjustments if circumstances change in the upcoming weeks, and update our plans here. Of course, we’ll also communicate any changes to our Conference registrants, sponsors, exhibitors and members.
How will this affect your Conference experience?
The venues, events, entertainment, overall schedule and speakers for the 2021 TAA Education Conference have not changed—but things will look and may feel a little different. Learn more about your responsibilities, enhanced cleaning protocols, physical distancing requirements, and changes for food services.
We are planning a full, enriching and safe experience for Conference attendees. Arrive early and give yourself ample time to check in—this is THE most important thing you can do!
Temperatures of all attendees will be checked at the entrance of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Check-in lines for badge pick-up and registration will follow physical distancing restrictions. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available, though you may want to bring your own as well.
Seating will be limited in sessions to reflect capacity limitations.
will be required for all attendees/exhibitors. You will be denied entry to the property if you refuse this temperature check.
Masks will be available at the Conference registration desk and are encouraged. Participants may bring their own masks as well.
Guests and employees will be advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other guests while standing in lines, using elevators and escalators or moving around the property. Registration, room setups, exhibitions as well as all other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing.
Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee contact areas such as entrances, concourses, meal functions, concessions stands and restrooms. Conference registrants will receive hand sanitizer with their registration materials.
Attendees are encouraged to self-screen before entering the facility for any of the following signs or symptoms; if you are having these symptoms you should not attend the Conference:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
Loss of taste or smell
Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19
TAA will follow the guidance from the San Antonio County Public Health Department and City of San Antonio Office of Emergency Management officials.
Enhanced Cleaning Protocols
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center uses cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.
Physical distancing protocols will be observed throughout the Conference. See what precautions you can take to ensure a safe Conference experience for all attendees.
Food Service & Concessions
Functions involving food service at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will follow these protocols; similar measures are expected at other venues with food service.