Open for Business: COVID-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Updates for Meetings and Events

Last updated: Friday, June 26, 2020


Safety Star: Dallas hospitality community leads the nation by seeking GBAC STAR cleanliness accreditation

Meetings and events are vital to our businesses and we're looking forward to the day when we can see our friends and colleagues face-to-face again. In Dallas, that day is near, and the Dallas hospitality community is preparing for visitors' arrival by achieving the highest sanitation and safety standards.

In May, VisitDallas announced an initiative to lead the nation by becoming the first destination to receive Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation designating Dallas hotels, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) and selected city venues as sanitary and safe. Currently, more than a dozen properties and the KBHCCD are well on their way to earning accreditation.

Dallas businesses have been allowed to resume or expand operations with restrictions as outlined in the governor's guidelines

Current Dallas re-openings:

  • Shops and restaurants are allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity. 
  • Bars, craft breweries and wineries are closed
  • Zoos, aquariums, bowling alleys, museums, libraries and skating rinks are allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments. 

*These capacity limits do not apply to outdoor areas.


VisitDallas is closely monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19, and we we're here for you and your clients during this trying time. We will work diligently to make your meeting a success. When the time comes, Dallas will be ready to welcome you. We look forward to being strong destination partners during your future meetings and events in Dallas.



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