As of 5/24/21

Monterey Conference Center

At the Monterey Conference Center, we are proud of the many efforts we make towards keeping and maintaining a thoroughly clean and safe environment, free from the risk of infections and diseases, both for our employees and guests. To that end, we are committed to ensuring that our facilities are always well maintained, following meticulous health and safety guidelines in line with Monterey County Health Department, CDC, and the City of Monterey Policies. All our employees are given proper training on these policies, and we are always looking for ways to improve so that we can continue to offer the very highest standards of safety. The Monterey Conference Center has received our GBAC STAR™ Accreditation and is committed to the GBAC STAR™ Program elements which include provisions for minimizing and controlling risks associated with infectious disease outbreaks and potential exposures in relation to customers, clients, employees, the community, and the environment. Monterey Conference Center is committed to proper cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention work practices and controls are in place, properly maintained, and continuously improved. 

Portola Hotel and Spa

Our staff at Portola Hotel & Spa have been rigorously trained to understand safety protocols and will be equipped with the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Each member of our team is required to have a temperature check prior to their shift, within their respective department. Any employee demonstrating illness of any kind, will be sent home. We are committed to updating these guidelines as CDC and WHO guidelines evolve so we can maintain the highest level of compliance and safety considerations in our meetings.

Signage will be appropriately provided and highly visible throughout the public areas and meeting spaces to remind CSDA guests of guidelines to practice good hygiene with frequent handwashing; mask protocols and a minimum of six feet physical distancing

Physical and Social Distancing

We ensure each set is based on our current understanding and maximum set per table. Presently, we follow a minimum of six feet of distance in all furniture set ups and are consistent with the CDC and local county guidelines recommend for meal functions, session designs, effective line queues, proper ingress and egress, and elevators. These distances are subject to change.

Other precautions to ensure the comfort and safety of CSDA guests -

  • Increased cleaning schedules for common areas and high-contact touchpoints such as doorknobs, handrails, exterior elevator digital pad and elevator interiors.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of initial sets with an EPA-approved disinfectant.
  • Gloves used for all sets and refreshes.
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the hotel, meeting space and at meals.

Other Resources

Monterey Marriott - Commitment to Clean 

CDPH Beyond the Blueprint Guidance for Events post June 15