Healthy Business Travel Information
As the No. 1 travel destination in the U.S., Orlando is home to the world’s most trusted brands which take safety extremely seriously. Our theme parks, attractions, hotels and restaurants are hard at work developing new ways for visitors to once again enjoy the vacation experiences they’ve grown to know and love, while ensuring the implementation of new safety measures to ease concerns.
The state of Florida and our own local Orange County have begun a phased approach to reopening businesses along with the new businesses safety guidelines below:
- Follow guidelines from the CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for health screenings, temperature checks, sanitizing and washing hands frequently.
- Employees and patrons must practice social distancing of six feet. (If individuals are required to be closer than 6 feet, they must wear a face covering.)
- In staging/check-out areas, monitor and mark floors to guide social distancing, and also physically separate and increase distance between employees and patrons.
- Any person who is exhibiting symptoms of or been diagnosed with COVID-19, or who has interacted with someone who has, should stay home.
For additional information, visit OCFL.net/coronavirus. We encourage you to check back with OrlandoMeeting.com for additional updates as they become available.
For information about Orlando's theme parks, attractions, restaurants and other things for meeting attendees to do while they're in town, visit the Healthy Travel & Reopening Information page on VisitOrlando.com.
Orange County hotels and resorts are permitted to operate. We advise you to check with specific properties to determine which are open, or visit our Meetings & Convention Hotels page.
Additionally, hotel companies are employing robust health and safety protocols, including the following initiatives and programs:
- Accor: ALLSAFE Cleanliness & Prevention Label
- American Hotel & Lodging Association: Safe Stay
- Best Western: We Care Clean
- Extended Stay America: STAY Confident
- Choice Hotels (including Comfort, Clarion Hotels, Econo Lodge and more): Commitment to Clean Initiative
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Lead With Care
- Hilton Worldwide (including Waldorf Astoria, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, and more): Hilton CleanStay With Lysol Protection
- Hyatt: Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
- IHG (including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and more): IHG Clean Promise
- Loews Hotels & Co.: Safety & Well-Being Protocols
- Marriott International (including JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, SpringHill Suites and more): Commitment to Clean
- Meliá Hotels International: Stay Safe With Meliá
- Omni Hotels & Resorts: Omni Safe & Clean
- Rosen Hotels & Resorts: Note to Guests and Business Partners From Harris Rosen
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Count on Us Health & Safety Protocols
Refer to the following links for updates from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Orange County Convention Center.
- Orlando International Airport has created a safety video with information about what you can expect when you visit. More information can be found on the airport’s resource page, which includes information about the new safety procedures and sanitation practices.
- The Orange County Convention Center coronavirus measures: Orange County Convention Center COVID-19 Information
OCCC Recovery and Resiliency Plan: OCCC.net/Guidelines
OCCC Event Updates for Canceled/Rebooked Events: OCCC.net/Updates
- CDC Travel FAQs: FAQ for Travelers
- CDC latest situation summary: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- For Florida-specific information, the Florida Department of Health update: Important Update on COVID-19 cases in Florida The department has a dedicated COVID-19 Call Center at +1 866-779-6121 or you can email COVIDemail@example.com.
- For local information, the Orange County health update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources
What preventative measures should I take?
The CDC encourages travelers to practice the same healthy measures on vacation that they do at home, including:
- Wash your hands often, with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean or disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- If you are feeling sick, limit contact with others as much as possible and contact a health provider.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid close contact with those that are sick.
- Rely on trusted, credible sources such as the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for information.
- Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home.
- All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
- Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
- Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t social distance.
Where can I find information about the Orange County Convention Center?
Orange County Convention Center measures: Orange County Convention Center COVID-19 Information
How can I find information on flights at Orlando International Airport?
- Orlando International Airport posted current measures being used to maintain the safety, health and well-being of employees and passengers. Watch new safety video.
- Airlines such as American, Delta and Southwest have posted information regarding sanitation and disinfection measures.
Is airport screening and isolation in effect for visitors from highly affected COVID-19 areas?
Yes, this order extends Executive Order 20-80, Airport Screening and Isolation, and Executive Order 20-82, Isolation of Individuals traveling to Florida, with exceptions for military, emergency, health, infrastructure or commercial related activity.
What if I feel like I may be experiencing symptoms?
If you feel that you may be ill, for assistance and instructions please immediately call the Florida Department of Health's Coronavirus hotline at +1 866-779-6121 (now open 24 hours), or our Orange County Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Call Center at +1 407-723-5004.
If you are instructed, or decide, to go directly to a health care facility, please call the location in advance so they can coordinate receiving arrangements for the protection of you as well as others.