• HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • PROOF OF VACCINATION NOW REQUIRED

    Our priority is the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff.

    RAIN’s Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to move forward with hosting Bippity Boppity Bingo in person. COVID precautions for the event include a vaccine requirement for all guests, volunteers, and patrons of the event. This year’s Gay Bingo Charlotte fundraiser will be a vaccinated only event.
     
    Masks will be required to be worn at all times except when you are actively eating or drinking (so if you get up from your table please make sure you put on your mask) - this will only change if state and local regulations change. We also encourage everyone to respect people’s personal space and comfort levels (i.e. don’t go hugging up on people if they don’t feel comfortable).
     
    If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination location near you, please visit www.vaccinefinder.org.

     

    We will continue to follow local, state, and federal guidelines and will keep this page updated with our health and safety practices and protocols.

    Bippity Boppity Bingo Entry Procedures:

    1. Comply with the Bippity Boppity Bingo Health Pledge
    2. Bring a copy (printed or photo) of your vaccine card
    3. Your photo ID to verify the card is yours

    Bippity Boppity Bingo Health Pledge

    We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your group:

    • Within 14 days before attending Bippity Boppity Bingo you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19.
    • Within 48 hours prior to attending Bippity Boppity Bingo, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
    • Within 14 days prior to attending Bippity Boppity Bingo, you have travelled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.
  • The Charlotte Convention Center's Cleaning Commitment:

    • Cleaning crews have increased cleaning frequency with special attention provided to high-touch areas (escalator rails, elevator buttons, stair handrails, etc.).
    • The Center has integrated needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) air purification technologies into its HVAC systems as another layer of protection to eliminate and neutralize disease-causing pathogens such as COVID-19.
    • Color coordinated microfiber cloths used with TruShot cleaning solutions to eliminate cross contamination in high-touch areas.
    • Enhanced air handling filtration system.
    • Dozens of hand sanitizer stations have been installed strategically throughout the building in high traffic areas. Additional mobile units are dedicated for Food & Beverage service needs.
    • The housekeeping team will increase team members to specifically monitor soap/sanitizer dispensers and refill as needed on event dates.
    • Electrostatic / disinfectant sprayers will be used in each meeting room before being occupied, between room refreshes and afterwards.
    • Foot claws have been installed on all restroom doors for hands free use.
    • The Center has transitioned to linen-less tables for classroom sets.
    • CDC “Stop the Spread of Germs” posters in both English and Spanish have been placed in all bathrooms and on digital signage.
    • CDC signage detailing proper hand washing and hygiene procedures are posted in employee breakrooms.
    • The Charlotte Convention Center has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) Star™ Facility Accreditation, which ensures the Convention Center is implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the novel coronavirus.