Update 8/10/2021: With COVID cases rising again across Kentucky due to the Delta variant, Spectra, the provider of Venue Management to the Owensboro Convention Center, in coordination with the City of Owensboro are reinstating a mask policy. Effective at 5PM on Wednesday, August 11, all guests entering the venue will be required to wear a mask or facial covering while indoors.
The Owensboro Convention Center continues to work in coordination with recommendations of the health department and state officials to help ensure as safe an environment as possible. Staff will also continue to sanitize high frequency areas and have mobile hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the building.
Update 6/11/21: As of this date, the venue is at full capacity. Masks are respected, but not required. Hand sanitizing stations have been permanently installed in high traffic areas throughout the venue. We expect attendees to not enter the building if they are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. To learn more, please contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated 6/3/2021 We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect our venue guests. However, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death..By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and Venue disclaims any and all liability related thereto.
In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests NOT ENTER the venue:
• Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
• Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless no fever has been present for 72 hours (without use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; and
• Guests who have not been fully vaccinated and have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Updated 5/28/2021 Per Governor Andy Beshear, effective today, capacities increase to 75% for restaurants, bars, and groups. In addition, the 6ft. social distancing requirement will be removed.
Updated 5/14/2021 Governor Andy Beshear announced that in accordance with the CDC, fully vaccinated Kentuckians no longer need to wear a mask in most places. To read the updated facial covering requirements, please click here.
He also announced plans to lift capacity restrictions and the mask mandate effective on Friday, June 11.
Updated 4/27/2021 Governor Andy Beshear announced the mask mandate will no longer be in effect for Kentuckians attending outdoor events of 1,000 people or less; that includes backyard barbecues, swimming pools, and outdoor weddings.
Updated 4/5/2021 Governor Andy Beshear said all Kentuckians 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 16 and older; the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for individuals 18 and older.
Updated 3/29/2021 Effective July 10 at 5:00pm, Governor Beshear issued an Executive Order requiring all people to wear face coverings when in public for at least the next thirty (30) days when they are in situations that represent a high risk of COVID-19 transmission. The mandate has since been extended in 30 day increments, most recently beginning on 3/29/2021. A list of frequently asked questions related to the mandate may be found HERE.
Updated 3/3/2021 Effective 3/5, event space capacity will increase from 50% to 60%.
Updated 2/16/2021 Vaccinated persons with a subsequent exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
- Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
- Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
People who are vaccinated but do not meet all 3 of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Updated 11/20/2020 Per Governor Andy Beshear’s Executive Order 2020-968, regarding Venues and Event Spaces, the Owensboro Convention Center will be closed to the public from 5pm on Fri. 11/20 thru 11:59pm on Sun. 12/13. We will still be hosting events of less than 25 people per room during this time. Please contact 270-687-8800 for additional information.
Updated 8/19/2020 We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect our venue guests. However, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and Venue disclaims any and all liability related thereto. In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests NOT ENTER the venue:
- Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
- Guests who may be experiencing other COVID-19 symptoms (including new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, fatigue, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea);
- Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless you have had no fever for 24 hours (without use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared;
- Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days;
- Guests who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days; and
- Guests who have traveled within the U.S. to a state that has a 7 day average of 15% or more positive testing rate. For a list of those states, please click here.
We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these changing times.
Updated 7/14/2020 The Owensboro Convention Center continues to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19. We are working with local, state, and national organizations and following issued guidelines. The Owensboro Convention Center is putting forth our best efforts to implement standards within the facility that follow these guidelines and precautions. To learn more about how we are keeping safety top of mind, please review our Event Planning Guide for COVID 19.
Updated 7/9/2020 Per Governor Beshear’s Executive Order, face masks or coverings will be required while inside, or waiting in line to enter, any: retail establishment; grocery store; pharmacy; hair salon/barbershop; nail salon/spa; tattoo parlor; child care facility; restaurant or bar (when not seated and consuming food or beverage); health care setting, or; any other indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from all individuals who are not members of that person’s household; Venue has the right to deny service and ask guests who are not wearing a mask or face covering to leave the premises (per 902 KAR 2:190E).
Updated 6/22/2020 Per Governor Beshear’s mandate for Healthy At Work Requirements for Venues and Event Spaces, when the Owensboro Convention Center reopens on Wednesday, July 1, we will be operating at 50% event space capacity.
Updated 3/26/2020 Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented time together. Governor Andy Beshear has issued an Executive Order to close all non-life-sustaining business to in-person traffic by Thursday, March 26, 2020 by 8PM to aid in the slow of the spread of COVID-19.
As the safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and guests is our top priority, Spectra, venue management for the Owensboro Convention Center and Owensboro Sportscenter, is following this order in assistance with the City of Owensboro.
We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. We will also continue to update our websites and social media channels with up-to-date information for guests and ticket holders, as more events might be impacted.
As community and entertainment venues, we pride ourselves on the ability to offer you dynamic programming for Owensboro/Daviess County and the surrounding tri-state area. We encourage you to still stay engaged with us and follow the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter on Facebook and Twitter. Not only will we be posting event updates, but we’ll try and have some fun with trivia, throwbacks, and some other fun things in the upcoming weeks to hopefully bring a smile to your face.
We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and partners for their support during this time. Their support along with yours will help us come out of this stronger than before. We look forward to the time when we can all once again enjoy live events together. We hope that you will continue to be part of these experiences with us.
Updated 3/18/2020 Governor Andy Beshear has issued an Executive Order to close public-facing businesses as of 5:00PM on March 18, 2020. As the safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and guests is our top priority, Spectra, venue management for the Owensboro Convention Center, is following this order.
Public usage of the facility will be closed effective 5:00PM on March 18, 2020. We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. For questions, please call 270.687.8800.