The Greater Way Forward

Update on COVID-19 and events

While we miss you and cannot wait to welcome you back, we remain committed to the best interests and well-being of our team members, clients, guests and community.

The Greater Tacoma Convention Center continues to be closed to public events in Phase 2 of Washington Governor Inslee’s reopening directives, but behind the scenes our team is collaborating with stakeholders, industry experts, and business partners to prepare for the phased reopening. 

We are making modifications to ensure our clients and guests feel comfortable returning and clients feel confident booking their next memorable experience. 

While we continue to follow this dynamic situation, we are working on our readiness plan and here is some of what guests can expect: 

  • Enhanced health and deep-cleaning protocols including sanitizing stations
  • Frequent cleaning of high touch and high traffic areas
  • Visible front of house signage to encourage physical distancing
  • Customized floorplans to reduce occupancy where necessary
  • Creative modifications to food service with more pre-packaged individual service items
  • Heightened employee training

With the uncertainty of the phased reopening timeline, we have implemented flexible booking guidelines to reduce worries for events in 2020:

  • New events can be booked for up to 250 people for September and October and up to 500 people for November and December 2020, with backup dates selected for 2021
  • Should event dates change (or rooms need to change) due to phased guidelines from state government, additional rental fees will not be charged

We will monitor the continually evolving guidelines through national, international, local and state health authorities while our team creates innovative solutions for clients and guests to again gather in safe and healthy ways. We know there is a lot riding on events here and we will communicate more details on enhanced procedures when possible. 

Stay healthy and rest assured that we will continue to adapt and be ready for the greater way forward when that time comes.