Exhibit With Confidence

How EFA Expo is keeping you safe in 2021

The EFA team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation weekly and following the guidelines set-forth by our federal and local governments and health agencies and are in close contact with local authorities. With the show being months away, we remain cautiously optimistic that we will be able to host a safe event. In addition, we are working with other show teams within Emerald who are staging live shows ahead of our event to ensure the highest level of control measures and best practices are being implemented around the show and onsite.

Our focus is to keep attendees, exhibitors and the greater active community updated regularly. We will be updating this page regularly as we determine the proper guidelines.

Health Protocols + Screenings 

Will there be temp screenings for exhibitors and attendees?
Yes. We will designate and identify certain entrances and exits with signage. Security will be temperature screening at the main doors to expo hall.

Will we provide any sort of health kit for exhibitors?
From Emerald Preparedness, Prevention & Response Plan (PPP): All exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, speakers and partners will receive an event welcome packet before they arrive onsite which will outline all the health and safety guidelines and protocol being implemented at the event.

Will masks be required? Will masks be provided by EFA?
Yes and yes. Masks will be required in all areas of the Chattanooga Convention Center and the surrounding hotels. This includes move in, show hours, and move out periods.

 Masks will also be provided by EFA upon entering the expo hall if one is needed.

Where will the hand sanitation stations be located at?
Hand sanitizers stations will be placed throughout public spaces in Chattanooga Convention Center.

Hand sanitizer stations will also be placed throughout the show floor based on total NSF.


Will there be enter only and exit only doors?
Yes, we will designate entrances and exit pathways. Security will patrol these areas to maintain traffic flow.

Booth suggestions: How many people should be in my booth?
We recommend having a rule of 4 people in your booth per 100 square feet.

For example: For 100 square feet of exhibit space with 6 feet required (approximately 2 meters) as the recommended physical distance between people, divide 100 by 28 and your capacity would be 3.5 people. (This calculation assumes everyone must have at least 28 square feet (2.6 square meters) of space. – Keep 6 feet apart.

Will we have physical distance markers for restrooms, snack bars?
Yes, we will have signage and line markers for both.

What about HVAC/air filtration at Chattanooga Convention Center?
The Chattanooga Convention Center’s HVAC until brings outside air in, so the same air is not recirculating constantly.



Food + Beverage

How will food and beverage be served on the show floor?
The Chattanooga Convention Center is working with exhibitors and show management to ensure a safe, comfortable experience for all guests.

Can exhibitors host Happy Hour in booths with bars and food?
Yes, you can still rent bars or serve food items in your booth. All catering needs to be ordered through the Chattanooga Convention Center and all food will be pre-packaged or served by a chef or banquet server/bartender.