Dallas Market Center (DMC) will soon begin welcoming buyers back but in doing so has enacted new health and safety measures that will continue for the foreseeable future.
According to DMC, the efforts are the result of studying recommendations by national and local health authorities, listening to the advice of Dr. Trish Perl-DeLisle, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and following the ordinance passed by Dallas County Commissioners requiring masks inside all businesses.
How will the temperature screening work? The number of entrances into DMC will be limited beginning Tuesday morning. Available entrances will include World Trade Center front, garage and Dock 1; Trade Mart front and West; and IHDC front. Once inside, each person will be quickly temperature checked each day - this includes showroom personnel, buyers, staff and contractors. Each person will receive a colored sticker in order to proceed into the marketplace. Anyone with a temperature above 100 will be escorted to a waiting area and screened a second time. Anyone with a consistently elevated temperature will not be allowed into the marketplace.
What about masks? DMC said it is cooperating with the recent Dallas County Order stating all individuals must wear an approved personal protective mask or cloth face covering. These masks or coverings must be worn at all times throughout the building common areas, except while eating in designated locations.
DMC will have masks on hand for those that need them. Customers without masks will not be granted access.
Transportation: There will be no shuttles nor valet offered during June market.
Market Events: Events will be very limited for safety purposes, but expect Virtual Trend Tours, retailer insights and socially distanced hospitality, said DMC.
FAQ: DMC has taken many of the expected questions about visiting Dallas Market Center and created a Frequently Asked Questions document. Review the information here about market operations, safety, and more.