Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

SOLDIER FIELD ACTIVE MEASURES AGAINST CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

As you may know, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus. The virus has been detected in numerous locations internationally, including in the United States. Soldier Field is taking active measures to protect our guests from this harmful virus.

The number one priority for the team at Soldier Field is the health and safety of our guests. We have no reason to believe coronavirus is present at the stadium. We are working closely with public health officials to follow all recommendations and best practices regarding the virus.

We are offering our clients the option to develop plans and procedures specific to their individual events. We are actively already taken numerous steps, including:

  • Increased cleaning – Our janitorial team adheres to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants.

  • We are sterilizing high-touch areas at least daily, such as:

    • Bathrooms
    • Handrails
    • All entrance revolving door handles, main door handles, and push bars
    • Public furniture
    • All rooms prior to and immediately following use
    • Offices all kitchen areas

 

  • Increased hand sanitizer stations. We now have more hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium. These stations are mobile, allowing us to deploy them based on the event schedules and traffics.

  • Staff training – All Soldier Field Security, Fire Safety, EMT and paramedic personnel have guidelines from local and national public health departments on how to recognize possible symptoms of Coronavirus as well as steps in containment.

For more information, please review our Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (below).

Protecting Yourself from the Virus

Some ways to protect yourself against coronavirus include:

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and immediately dispose of the tissue
  • Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and services
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

For more information on protecting yourself from coronavirus, please review the information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

About Coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus. In December 2019, a new kind of coronavirus, COVID-19, was identified as the cause of various cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. The virus has been detected in 50+ areas internationally, including the United States. The virus is thought to be spread from person-to-person, particularly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet of each other).

The main symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

For more information on facts and figures, you can visit the World Health Organization’s Coronavirus Disease situation reports.

For more information on COVID-19 please follow the below links:

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What preventative steps has Soldier Field taken against coronavirus?

  • Our number one priority is always the health and safety of our guests. We have taken several steps to protect the campus including:
    • Increased cleaning – Our janitorial team adheres to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants.
    • We are sterilizing high-touch areas at least daily, such as:
    • Bathrooms
    • Handrails
    • All entrance door handles, main door handles, and push bars
    • Public furniture
    • All rooms prior to and immediately following use
    • Offices and all kitchen areas
    • Increased hand sanitizer stations. We now have more hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium. These stations are mobile, allowing us to deploy them based on the event schedules and traffics.
    • Staff training – All Soldier Field Security, Fire Safety, EMT and paramedic personnel have guidelines from local and national public health departments on how to recognize possible symptoms of Coronavirus as well as steps in containment.
    • Increased the outside air intake/air change rate during event hours.

Have you added extra staff to address this situation?

  • While all staff will be equipped to disinfectant their assigned area, there are additional staff for the sole purpose of continuous cleaning of public space.

Do you have any medical staff on campus?

  • Soldier Field has a Life Safety Director who works closely with local and national health agencies. The Life Safety Director works closely with stadium management and first responder departments, including our medical contractor, paramedics, and security to ensure our team is prepared for medical emergencies on campus, including communicable diseases.

If an event is cancelled, how will guest be notified?

  • The decision to cancel an event, and all subsequent communications, will be handled by the event Organizer/Promoter. We will facilitate in every way we can.

 

Providing a safe environment for our clients, visitors, guests and staff is our top priority.  Through public health organizations such as, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) we are staying abreast of the latest updates and developments as they occur.  We are also in close communication with our local public health and government officials to determine what additional safeguards may need to be implemented. 

This is an evolving situation, and rest assured that any actions we take will be consistent with guidelines from these agencies.  Please continue to visit our website to learn of any changes to the event schedule as they become available.