Odyssey of the Mind understands that people are concerned about traveling and attending an event during the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. The well-being of the OMers who participate in our program and the families that support them is the highest priority and we would not be conducting this event if we did not believe whole-heartedly that it can be done in a safe manner.

The safety of our guests and attendees continues to be our No. 1 priority and swift proactive measures have been taken in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to monitor the situation through updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Public Health, along with direct dialogue with Orange County Government officials. The OCCC is adhering to guidelines from the CDC and continues to urge people to take health precautions including washing hands regularly and observing physical distancing.

The OCCC is meeting on a regular basis with key stakeholders at Orange County Government, the Florida Department of Health, Visit Orlando and partner agencies to evaluate the rapidly evolving situation.

  • COVID-19 Testing Site
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • Mask Mandate
  • Sanitation Measures

For the full details regarding the OCCC's COVID-19 health and safety measures, please visit their website.

  • Wear a mask.  OCCC requires everyone to wear masks while in the buildings.
  • Your mask should cover your mouth and nose.
  • If you are constantly adjusting your mask, it does not fit you. Procure a mask that fits properly.
  • Be mindful of social distancing, stay at least 6 feet from others.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.