HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS

Updated September 12, 2022

With the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, we are constantly looking at the published guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities and government and trying to ensure our decisions accommodate all of our customers and promote a safe gathering. Please check this page often for the most up-to-date information.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Every participant, including attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff, are expected to comply with the health & safety requirements, including, but not limited to:

DAILY HEALTH MONITORING

All participants are asked to review and confirm they are able to comply with the Health & Safety Acknowledgement prior to entering Functional Fabric Fair, including ensuring that they are not currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who is not feeling well or begins to experience symptoms at any time during Functional Fabric Fair should contact and follow the guidance of their physician. No one is permitted entry to Functional Fabric Fair who is not in full compliance with the health & safety requirements and the Health & Safety Acknowledgement

Please read below for more details on our requirements, frequently asked questions, important public resources and what you can expect at Functional Fabric Fair

SANITIZATION AND HYGIENE

Functional Fabric Fair has worked closely with The Oregon Convention Center to implement cleaning and sanitization standards that meet or exceed the recommendations of the CDC. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently. 

FOLLOW ALL SIGNAGE AND DIRECTION FROM STAFF

Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff, including our Safety Ambassadors. We have adjusted our layout and implemented exhibitor recommendations with the wellbeing of our guests in mind. Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event. 

COMPLY WITH THE CODE OF CONDUCT

Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow participants so that everyone can enjoy their time at Functional Fabric Fair.

Health & Safety Acknowledgement

Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to Portland.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including the Event. Prior to registering for and attending the Event, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for PreventionBy attending the Event, you acknowledge this inherent risk on behalf of yourself and/or any Minor for which you serve as Guardian and, as a condition of entering the Event, you acknowledge, understand and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:

  • that you and/or any Minor for which you serve as Guardian will abide by all Event health-and-safety requirements, including wearing an approved face covering at all times;
  • that you and/or any Minor for which you serve as Guardian are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at CDC.gov, including, but not limited to:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • that prior to attending the event You have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without following CDC recommendations
  • that You are not under any self-quarantine or isolation orders or subject to any CDC self-quarantine or isolation protocol; and 
  • that Management reserve the right to require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as a condition of entry.

For purposes of this acknowledgement, a “Minor” means any individual who is under the age of eighteen (18) or has not reached the age of majority as defined by such individual’s jurisdiction of residence, and a “Guardian” means such Minor’s parent or legal guardian or other individual attending the Event who is over the age of eighteen (18) and acting in loco parentis for such Minor.

Please do not enter the event or the event venue if You cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during Your time at the event You do not meet all of the above criteria, You will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the venue at the sole discretion of event management.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No, however, please note that face coverings are recommended in accordance with public health guidance.  We ask that anyone who is not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations wear a face covering while attending Functional Fabric Fair. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds. You can click here to view our terms of service for participation in Functional Fabric Fair. Please ensure you are free from COVID-19 symptoms prior to traveling.

For questions regarding accommodations and or accessibility protocols, please e-mail us.

Functional Fabric Fair show management partners closely with Oregon Convention Center, local, state, and federal health authorities to maintain a robust operational plan designed to maximize the health and safety of everyone. These Include:

  • Strict sanitization and cleaning procedures
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Layout design and spaces to promote a safe experience
  • Exhibitor guidelines and booth design standards
  • Reduced contact transactions

Oregon Convention Center maintains an extensive health & safety plan for all events, including Functional Fabric Fair. For more information and details, please visit:

Everyone in attendance at Functional Fabric Fair is expected to fully comply with terms of service for participation in  Functional Fabric Fair  including all health and safety requirements. Acknowledging the requirements and agreeing to comply is a condition of entry (See the Health & Safety Acknowledgement).

Show management may remove, ban or revoke the badge without refund of anyone who fails to comply or impacts the safety or security of the Event, each in show management’s sole and absolute discretion.

Functional Fabric Fair expects everyone attending Functional Fabric Fair to adhere to our various policies, including our code of conduct, anti-harassment, security screening, and more. Please click here to learn more about the other policies in place at Functional Fabric Fair.

Please check back closer to the event for our exhibitor-specific Health & Safety FAQs .

If you have reason to believe you currently have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not attend Functional Fabric Fair and consult your physician, including if these conditions emerge while you are at the show.

Please review our Health & Safety Acknowledgement each day prior to attending Functional Fabric Fair to ensure you can comply with all of the requirements therein. 

For answers to additional frequently asked questions, please click here. If you’d like to contact us directly, please click here to e-mail our customer service team. 

Please Note: The protocols contained on this website are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly

IMPORTANT RESOURCES


Visit these external resources that will keep you updated on information you may need while planning your travel: