SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR MAY 14 & 15
The Annual Taste of Maplewood Festival is one of our area’s most beloved events, serving as a platform to celebrate, recognize, support and rally around our small business community! After a year like 2020, this event takes on special significance as our businesses are still picking up the pieces to begin a period of recovery.
Our #1 priority is the safety of our patrons, businesses, and volunteers. Our safety plan was developed in consultation and eventual approval by St. Louis County Public Health. The plan below is based on current St. Louis County guidelines. Some aspects of the plan may change given the real-time COVID-19 status and/or changing guidelines. We will do our best to update this page as neccessary.
While the Mid County Chamber of Commerce is making every effort to ensure the safety our patrons, we implore individuals to consider their risk level before attending. By attending the event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus) exists in any public place where people are present. Patrons voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and agree not to hold the Mid County Chamber of Commerce for any illness or injury by attending.
Event Changes/Safety Precautions
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING* – Patrons should practice social distancing when shopping, dining, or enjoying music
WEAR A MASK*– Patrons should wear a face mask when not eating or drinking
HAND SANITIZER STATIONS- Patrons are encouraged to make use of the hand santizer stations set up at vendor booths and throughout the event.
CROWD CONTROL– Volunteers will be stationed around the event to ask large groups to disperse if neccessary
PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC– Parking will closed on the south side of Manchester in the 7300 and 7200 blocks so that pedestrians may use the extra room to spread out.
COVID-19 SCREENINGS– Patrons are required to take a self assessment before entering the event premisis.If patron is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 virus, they may not enter into the event. Click here to review symptoms.
*See St. Louis County mandates and guidelines for specifics – Click Here