Effective June 1, 2021:
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) operates the following public facilities: Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, First Security Amphitheater, Ottenheimer Market Hall, and multiple downtown parking facilities. The health and wellbeing of our guests and patrons is of the utmost importance to LRCVB.
Providing a safe environment for our clients, visitors, attendees and staff is our top priority. Our team is committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness throughout our facilities. Considering the dramatic changes to public health guidance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated and enhanced many of our cleaning and safety protocols to help ensure the safety and security of everyone who walks through our doors.
Our commitment was demonstrated by becoming Arkansas’s first event facility to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, LRCVB has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in the Statehouse Convention Center.
Requirements for groups:
Cleaning Products and Protocols: The facility, including seating, shall be cleaned and disinfected before and after each use. Utilize only cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.
Frequent Contact Surfaces: All frequent contact surfaces shall be cleaned and disinfected on a frequent basis during event hours and following all events. Frequent contact surfaces including, but not limited to, front desk check-in/ticket counters, public water fountains, door handles, public bathrooms, ATMs, stair and escalator handrails, concession counters, elevator call buttons, and common area tables and seating. Employees shall sanitize these areas at least once per hour when events are taking place at the facility.
Restrooms: Frequent and thoroughly disinfected during event hours. Restrooms feature touch-free soap dispensers, sink faucets, toilet fixtures, urinal fixtures, and paper-towel dispensers. The touch-free designs reduce cross-contamination and encourage better hygiene.
Meeting/Event Space: Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting conference room doors, tables, chairs, light switches, registration desks and other equipment after each group use.
Engineering: Control and optimize fresh air flow and building pressurization through HVAC enhanced filtration systems. This will offer the cleanest internal air possible and positive pressurization throughout the facilities.
Security: New protocols for magnetometers shall be implemented; patrons without a bag shall hold keys and cellphones overhead as they walk through.
Arkansas Department of Health
They can be reached at (800) 803-7847. Also, regular updates can be found here:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Regular updates can be found at: