The SSA and hotel staff are monitoring CDC and local requirements to create a productive environment for networking.

Social Distancing

Larger trade show floor and controlled capacities so you can safely visit with vendors and attend educational sessions.

Face Coverings

The Gaylord Opryland announced that masks are now optional for those who have been vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will not be required.

Frequent Cleansing

All information points and registration desks (with Plexiglass) will be cleaned frequently. The venue will be disinfected continuously throughout the event. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.

Self Check

The SSA asks if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not enter the meeting area and contact your health care provider.


All Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and Show Management staff will be there to assist you in following health and safety guidelines and rules for the venue.


Coming Together Again, Safely in Nashville

To help you reunite with friends and colleagues safely, we are monitoring local and CDC guidelines. Your comfort and safety is our #1 priority.  If you feel unwell or have the following symptoms, please do not enter the meeting area and contact your health care provider.

Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever or chills
Have been in recent contact with anyone that has tested positive for Covid-19
Muscle or body aches

New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

As part of the registration process, SSA requires that all attendees and exhibitors sign our COVID-19 waiver before being admitted to the conference.


SSA Is Working To Keep You Safe

Social Distancing, Capacity Management, Traffic Flow
  • Social distancing per local requirements, including an additional 5,000 sq ft added to expo aisles, will be in force.
  • All expo spaces will feature one-way aisles, separate entry and exit points, and controlled capacities to ensure distancing.
  • Extra wide "networking aisles" have been added to the expo hall to provide space for socially-distant conversations.
  • Breakout Meeting spaces will be 6-feet apart with separate entry and exit points.


Personal protective equipment

  • Face coverings are optional for those who have been fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is not required.

Cleaning and Sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer will be widely available.
  • Enhanced cleaning measures will be implemented throughout the the event.
  • All public spaces will be continuously cleaned.
  • Hands must be sanitized before and after handling products or materials.
  • Touch-free surfaces in restrooms.

Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center

As venues across Nashville Reopen, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center deployed health and safety measures to support social events at the venue. We are raising our demanding standards to an even higher level with new protocols for the current circumstances. As a part of Marriott International’s family, we have put in place a multi-pronged approach designed to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19 as outlined in Marriott’s commitment to clean, public spaces, including, but not limited to, the lobby, aquatic areas, fitness centers, and meetings & convention spaces. The Marriott team has dedicated staff to sanitize frequently throughout the day.