COVID-19 and MAICON
Last Updated: 1/10/2023
The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and team remains a top priority, as we continue to navigate the ever-changing health and safety recommendations related to COVID-19. Our operations team is continually monitoring COVID-19 recommendations and requirements in Cleveland and around the world, and will follow any local, state or national regulations.
Please note that while precautions will be taken at MAICON, show management cannot guarantee that attendees won’t come into contact with COVID-19 at the event, in their travel, in their enjoyment of the city, etc. By registering for the event, you acknowledge that COVID-19 exists and that you understand its associated risks.
It is also understood that our health and safety protocols may change in response to an increase in COVID-19 case numbers, mandates, or guidelines from the Cuyahoga County Health Department, Ohio Department of Health/State of Ohio, and CDC, and/or at the discretion of the MAICON event operations team. We will share any changes with our community as soon as possible, and will keep this page updated with the most recent guidelines for attendees.
Current COVID-19 Guidelines at MAICON
In accordance with CDC guidelines, the State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland:
- Vaccination is not required to attend the event; however, we strongly encourage attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive their boosters if possible.
- We ask that guests who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last 10 days to please stay home.
- Masks will not be required for guests, but are strongly recommended, if you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
- We will adhere to any national and local travel restrictions issued.
East Palestine Train Derailment and MAICON
Last Updated: 2/23/2023
The Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland is 90 miles from East Palestine, OH.
Cleveland Water gets its drinking water from Lake Erie. The lake and its watershed are separate from the Ohio River and its watershed.
Our event operations team is continually monitoring the situation, and right now, there is no indication that Lake Erie or its watershed have been impacted by the train derailments in East Palestine. Cleveland Water also performs regular testing that would catch any changes to the source water should they arise.
We will continually monitor between now and MAICON, and will follow any official government and local authority guidance and venue regulations, if needed.
If you have specific concerns, please contact one of the MAICON staff members below, and we will address your concerns as best we are able.
Tracy Lewis, Event Director
Kelley Whetsell, Event Operations Manager