As of this week, 29 states have reopened restaurants with varying amounts of dine-in service and more will join the list in the coming weeks. Hospitality professionals are navigating new norms around social distancing, sanitation standards, updating contract clauses, developing new sales strategies, restructuring event packages, and more.

We spoke to event managers during our weekly Social Hour virtual roundtable about their reopening strategies and what they’ve learned. They updated us on safety regulations for staff and customers, changes in event bookings, rethinking body language in a mask-wearing world, shifting from sharing menus, and their experience with revenue generators like delivery, takeout, and catering.

You can watch the recording of Social Hour: Strategies for Reopening below:

More resources for event professionals

If you’ve missed our past roundtables, you can access recordings of Social Hour online. Event professionals can also find more tips for the hospitality industry on our blog; by listening to our Two Chicks, Three Seats podcast; and by joining our Facebook group, Event Manager Community, to connect with peers and discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on the events industry.

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