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As the COVID-19 situation continues, we appreciate your continued support of Blur Parties, our staff, and the events we all love. We care deeply about the community and family we have cultivated over the years and want to do everything possible to keep people both safe and happy.

One thing unwavering is our commitment to bring all of you the best event experiences possible. The permit process has changed significantly and we took all the safety measures to have the state and local health departments approve the event plan. We have been diligently working all summer with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department to create a health and safety mitigation plan for Sip Nebraska.  

We take our responsibility seriously, so we want to share with you the steps we will be taking for the health and safety of our guests, vendors, partners, and our team at Sip Nebraska.

Please read through the safety plan before the event outlining the social distancing and sanitary guidelines that have been put in place to protect you, our guests, vendors, and staff. We want the event to go as safely and smoothly as possible for everyone!

 

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or have symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath) you will keep everyone safe by staying home.  Our staff will follow the same guidelines; if they have been exposed or have symptoms they will not be allowed to work at the event.  Please contact us before the event if you feel ill and we will give you full credit towards a future Sip Nebraska event in 2021 or any other Blur Parties hosted event.

-  To view the CDC list of symptoms for COVID-19 click this LINK

-  Contact us at blur@blurparties for 402-882-2448 for further assistance.

  • We encourage everyone to pre-purchase tickets in advance and have them downloaded on your phone or printed and available for quick access and seamless entry

 

AT ARRIVAL

  • Refrain from congregating in large groups at the entrance.
  • After you park, try to avoid coming within 6 feet of another group heading to the entrance.
  • Adhere to the designated floor markings for the entrance lines.
  • There will be 3 entrance lines:

-  Phone/electronic tickets - When you arrive, show your ticket on your phone to the staff to scan to limit person-to-person contact.

-  Physical paper tickets - When you arrive, show your physical paper ticket to the staff to scan to limit person-to-person contact.  We will not take the ticket from you, please dispose of the ticket in the closest trash container.

-  Walk-up ticket purchases, if not sold out - If possible, we ask that you have exact change or a card to purchase to limit person-to-person contact.

  • Refrain from congregating in large groups at the entrance.
  • After scanning your ticket, we will have you move to the ID station and receive a wristband.
  • We ask that you have your ID out and hold it for the staff.
  • After receiving your wristband, you will be shown where to pick up your tasting glass and program.  
  • If you would like an electronic version of the program, we will have a PDF available for download.
  • Promptly enter the event and move away from the entrance to avoid crowding.
  • There will be a separate entrance and exit.
  • There will be a station at the entrance and exit with hand sanitizer.

 

DURING THE EVENT

  • Guests are not required to wear masks, but they are encouraged.
  • Do your best to keep the recommended 6 feet distance between groups.
  • Do not congregate in groups of larger than 8.
  • Adhere to the designated floor markings and walkways when moving throughout the event or waiting in vendor lines.
  • Refrain from handling or touching any vendor merchandise before purchasing it.
  • If you choose to not use your tasting glass, there will be plastic cups available at the beverage vendors for contactless tastings.
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the event for public use. You are also welcome to bring your own sanitizer from home.  
  • Restrooms will be sanitized frequently including sinks, handles, and paper towel holders.
  • We will have ample seating, but guests may also bring their own chairs or blankets to sit in grass areas.
  • If you would like a mask but didn’t bring one, we will have them available for guests.
  • Seating will be spaced out throughout the event.
  • All common areas will have posted social distancing guideline reminders.
  • We will follow all state and local government health standards.
  • Do not crowd the exit when leaving.
  • Promptly return to vehicles when leaving.
  • Stand in designated waiting areas for an Uber, Lyft, or hotel shuttle when leaving.

 

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Educational session seating will be spread out 6’ apart.
  • After each session, the area will be thoroughly cleaned before the next session begins.
  • Lawn games and swings will be sanitized frequently by staff.

 

VENDORS

  • We ask vendors to continuously clean and sanitize their booth as often as possible.
  • We ask vendors to wipe down the checkout area and credit card machine after each purchase.
  • We ask vendors to round their prices to the nearest dollar to reduce exchanging change.
  • We ask vendors to use virtual payment methods such as Venmo, Cash App, or Paypal in place of card or cash if possible.
  • We ask vendors to remove signatures required for credit card sales when possible.
  • Vendors will have hand sanitizer at their stations.
  • Vendors will be safely spread apart from one another.
  • Vendors are not required to wear masks, but they are encouraged.
  • Vendors must refrain from attending if they are ill. If they've been exposed or have symptoms they will not be allowed to attend the event.
  • Proper food safety management is important to us. We have reminded food vendors of proper procedures regarding food preparation, handling, and distribution so customers are confident about their food safety.

-  Condiment and utensil stations will not be allowed.

-  Food samples will be available from food and artisan vendors in disposable, contactless containers prepared in a sanitized area with gloves.

-  Food vendors will be in a mobile food truck or open-air tent with a current health permit.

-  Food vendors will use proper protective gear, such as masks, hair nets, and gloves when handling food.

-  Food vendors will have a sanitizing station available for customers.

-  We ask food vendors to have one staff member for handling payments/orders and another staff member for food preparation.

 

CLEANLINESS STANDARDS

  • Staff will be regularly cleaning stations, vendor booths, high touch surfaces, and close-contact areas.
  • Hand wash stations will be available to staff and guests.
  • Staff will wash their hands regularly.
  • Restrooms will be sanitized frequently including sinks, handles, and paper towel holders.
  • Trash will be emptied regularly and near hand sanitizer for convenience.

 

CAPACITY AND CROWD MANAGEMENT

  • Current DHM measures are set at 75% of the rated occupancy allowed for outdoor events.  We are lowering the DHM measures to 35% capacity for the safety of our guests to have an enjoyable, spread out experience.
  • We will have day security throughout the event. They will also be there to remind guests about social distancing and group gathering guidelines.

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SIP NEBRASKA SAFETY PLAN