COVID-19 Safety Measures

To protect the safety of our employees, contracted partners, clients, guests and the community, Metro has implemented requirements to increase the safety of events due to COVID-19. Please visit our COVID-19 page to learn more.

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Portland Expo Center COVID-19 Updates

Updated December 6, 2021

COVID-19 Safety Measures 

To protect the safety of our employees, contracted partners, clients, guests and the community, Metro is implementing requirements to increase the safety of events given the surge in COVID-19 cases in our region and around the country. State and local health officials have issued current face mask mandates for all indoor and most outdoor activities. For all future events at the Portland Expo Center, Metro requires at least one of the following safety measures, in addition to state mask requirements. It is the responsibility of show management to select the mandate for their event and manage compliance.   

  • Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test result (Home Tests are not accepted) within 72 hours of the an event for people 12 years of age or older (children 11 years of age or younger are exempt), OR  

  • Physical distancing of at least six feet between individuals.   

The following are acceptable as proof of vaccination:  

  • A CDC-issued vaccination card including the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided and the date that the last dose was administered.  

  • A digital photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device.  

  • A printed photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card.  

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 Test:  

  • A digital photo of negative COVID-19 test results that includes the name of the guest.  

  • A printed photo of negative COVID-19 test results that includes the name of the guest.  

Expo will continue to follow Metro, Multnomah County, and State health official guidance for all events. Our venues are prepared to implement additional measures at the request of clients.  

Metro’s policies are consistent with all major event venues in our region, and this new requirement aligns with best practices that promote safety as our guiding principle. 

   

Accessing Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record

What to do if you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card and you received your vaccination at the Oregon Convention Center:

  • Your vaccination records are always available in MyHealth. A tip sheet on how to access your records is available. If you do not have a MyHealth account, sign up here.
  • You can also contact your primary care provider for a record of the vaccination.
Date: 
Monday, December 6, 2021