The City of Chicago’s Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

On August 5, 2020, PMMI announced that PACK EXPO International 2020 will be a live web-based event: “After thoughtful consultation with the PMMI Board of Directors, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO in Chicago this year.  The PMMI Board determined that due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the current state and local regulations, it was not possible to have a safe and productive event for attendees and exhibitors.” Learn more

The city of Chicago is diligently following COVID-19 guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This includes Illinois state leaders, the Chicago Convention Bureau, McCormick Place and the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The Hospitality Industry’s New Cleaning Protocols in Response to COVID-19

Expovision has reached out to its hotel partners for the latest information on their cleaning and safety protocols during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Each major hotel brand has its own initiative: Hilton has the “CleanStay” global program, Marriott International started a “Global Cleanliness Council,” Venetian’s is the “Clean Commitment,” IHG Hotels & Resorts are reinforcing their “Culture of Clean,” and Hyatt launched the “Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.” On May 4th Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced their “Count on Us” initiative. On May 13th Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts opened a “Lead with Care” collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Across the board, the major hotel brands share these similarities on ensuring employees’ and guests’ safety during COVID-19: