Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our locals and visitors alike. We have always taken pride in our cleanliness protocols and that has only increased since the onset of the pandemic. The policies we have in place have allowed us to host countless meetings, trade shows and social events safely.

COVID-19 Warning

Our Team has taken enhanced health and safety measures for all guests, visitors and staff members. Please follow all posted instructions while inside the Convention Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC).  

Policies for Guests & Staff:

Face Coverings: As of March 1st, 2022, masks and face coverings will not be required in City of Columbia buildings; however, wearing masks or face coverings are strongly recommended. 

Temperature Checks: The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) no longer requires temperature checks prior to entering the venue, unless the client requests it.

Social Distancing: Social distancing and frequent hand washing are encouraged. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the venue for your use.

Health & Safety: The safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority and proactive measures have been taken in response to a rapidly evolving situation. The CMCC is adhering to the CDC guidelines, in regard to disinfecting and sanitizing all inventory and rooms prior to your arrival. We continue to urge our clients and attendees to take health precautions including washing hands regularly, utilizing the hand sanitizer stations that are set throughout the facility and observing social distancing while inside the facility.

What We're Doing:

We have received the GBAC Star Facility Accreditation, the gold standard for safe facilities and the the cleaning industry's only outbreak preparation, response, and recovery accreditation. Learn more about it here.

We are working hard to keep you safe while visiting the CMCC with the following policies:

  • The facility is outfitted with MERV-13 air filters which improve indoor air quality
  • We sanitize and wipe down high touch areas every 30-45min
  • Daily cleaning and sanitization of all restrooms
  • The facility remains locked except for event access to limit numbers in the facility
  • We disinfect rooms used for meeting space before an event begins + every evening for events lasting multiple days
  • We use products approved by the CDC that meets all EPA guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19 and many other viruses


The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports & Tourism, along with the City of Columbia, will continue to monitor COVID-19 and may adjust these policies as warranted.