2020 Jacksonville Host Committee
July 16, 2020

TO: Interested Media
FROM: Erin Isaac, Communications Director
RE: Major Convention Updates


The convention celebration in Jacksonville will occur from Monday, August 24th through Thursday, August 27th.


Admittance to the convention venue for the first three days of the convention celebration in Jacksonville (August 24, 25, 26) will be limited to regular delegates only. For the final day (Thursday, August 27) when President Trump will publicly accept the nomination, we plan that each delegate, their guest, and alternate delegates will be permitted to attend.


We continue to plan to host programming each day leading up to President Donald Trump’s speech accepting the nomination on Thursday, August 27th. We expect there to be evening programming each night, along with some daytime events and festivities. We plan to utilize a number of indoor and outdoor venues in this multi-block radius of Jacksonville, including the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, TIAA Bank Field, Daily’s Place Amphitheater, 121 Financial Ballpark, and several others.

Health Protocols

We plan to implement a variety of health protocols in order to ensure a safe event. This plan includes but is not limited to on-site temperature checks, available PPE, aggressive sanitizing protocols, and available COVID-19 testing. 

Ed. The four points above are reprinted directly from a July 16 letter from RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to RNC members.  McDaniel writes the event will be held in a "safe and responsible manner."  "[T]he RNC is working around the clock to ensure the convention celebration in Jacksonville is still an exciting, premier event. We are looking forward to a fantastic week in Jacksonville as we celebrate this historic moment in the life of our nation.