Helpful Information on Denver’s Response to the Coronavirus

Last week, we sent out an email stating that Conclave, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, April 27–29, will continue as scheduled.

Please know, the team at the American Gem Society headquarters is monitoring the latest news and updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to do so. The safety and well-being of the AGS community is our top priority.

We are following safety information and precautions as directed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Additionally, we are working with the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, as well as with the Denver Convention & Business Bureau to monitor the status of COVID-19 in Denver.

The Denver Convention & Business Bureau has provided us with their detailed plan. The city of Denver is taking the threat of the virus very seriously, and has initiated a thorough plan to aid in the prevention of the infection in Colorado. You can learn more here. A few highlights include:

  • Installing sanitary wipes in jet bridges at the airport to allow passengers to then sanitize their seat on the plane.
  • Increasing the frequency and intensity of efforts to disinfect washrooms and other public areas with cleaning agents intended to kill germs.
  • Denver has already been sanitizing the trains to the gates daily and will continue to do so with an even stronger focus to kill germs.
  • Denver has also already been using passenger checkpoint screening trays treated with powerful anti-microbial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses on the surface of the bins used by travelers at the TSA checkpoints
  • The Denver hotel community will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, remain vigilant and follow recommended procedures and protocols from various health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and other local authorities—in an effort to ensure the continued safety & well-being of guests and colleagues.
  • The housekeeping teams at hotels will clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day.

According to Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver is constantly prepping and practicing its epidemic/pandemic protocols.

If you missed our email last week, you can read it here.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you posted. If you have any questions, please contact our Experience team at experience@ags.org.