COVID-19 Update From South San Francisco Conference Center
We hope this message finds you, your family, and friends safe and in good health.
For the past 26 years, the South San Francisco Conference Center has provided uninterrupted hospitality to guests from near and afar. That changed on March 16 when we closed our doors to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While it was difficult to see our beloved facility sit empty, we take solace in knowing that our unwavering commitment to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and community has remained consistent throughout this unprecedented challenge.
San Mateo County continues to make progress in its reopening with restaurants and retail being allowed to open as long as they follow a prescribed set of social distancing and sanitization guidelines.
Focusing on health and safety is not new to the South San Francisco Conference Center; it is hardwired into the processes our team carries out every day. That said, when we closed the Conference Center, we knew we would reopen to a very different environment. During our closure, we are performing a top-to-bottom assessment of our health and safety practices throughout the South San Francisco Conference Center. The result is a comprehensive health, safety and social distancing program that addresses the needs of today’s environment and is designed with a singular purpose – to help ensure the health and safety of every guest and employee while not compromising the South San Francisco Conference Center experience. Please click here to learn more about the program.
We are closely following reopening guidelines from the State of California and San Mateo County and will keep you updated as the situation continues to evolve. We are confident in our ability to welcome you safely back; with the personalized service you’ve always known and trusted.
Wishing you safety and good health,
South San Francisco Management Team
COVID-19 Safety Practices For Events
The Conference Center have dedicated substantial resources to ensure our staff and clients safety. We have implemented HaloSil Fogging technology to disinfect our spaces and equipment. HaloSil fogging technology has traditionally used in biotech and medical facilities to efficiently disinfect spaces without the use of harmful chemicals. Additionally, we have put in several hand sanitizing stations and will provide masks and gloves to our staff.
The Conference Center will provide informational signage to communicate recommendations, health alerts and guidelines from the CDC. Signage topics will include, but not be limited, to preventative steps to protect self and others, symptoms of COVID-19, social distancing best practices, and other relevant travel and health alerts. We are confident in our ability to welcome you safely back, with the personalized service you’ve always known and trusted. TOGETHER – we can do this!
- All SSFCC Staff will be required to wear a face mask and gloves while interacting with guests.
- All SSFCC Staff will sanitize their hands or change gloves before and after each guest interaction.
- Face coverings are required at all times while inside the Conference Center.
- Additional guest sanitizing stations have been added and can be found throughout the building.
- Increased frequency of cleaning the HVAC systems and replacement of air filters throughout the building.
- All service equipment, common surfaces, and high-touch areas (e.g., carts, stations, counters, handrails, serving trays) will be sanitized or disinfected after each use