High Point Market Authority Sets Dates for Postponed Spring Market
Thursday, February 27, 2020
IMC is actively and continuously monitoring the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, in line with local and national authorities, public health advice, CDC and WHO guidelines. The High Point Market Authority is also monitoring the situation with the CDC, WHO and has met with local health and emergency personnel.
Unless otherwise advised, High Point Market will take place as scheduled April 25-29, 2020. See the High Point Market Authority's latest statements and updates, here.
We strongly urge our exhibitors and visitors to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the WHO www.who.int and local /national public health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus. Customers who wish to participate in our events and who are not impacted by travel restrictions are free to do so. Travel advice and entry guidelines vary from country to country and several countries have imposed travel restrictions.
The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority. As such, we would like to share an update with you on how our team is monitoring the situation and what preventative actions we are putting in place for Market.
Increase surface cleaning (door handles, elevator buttons, escalator hand rails, registration desks, restrooms, food service areas, coat check, etc.).
Increase hand sanitizing stations around the campus (main lobbies, registration areas, food service areas, elevator and escalator landings, etc.)
Enhanced on-site medical services
We encourage all attendees to learn more about prevention information on the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.
We will continue to closely monitor this situation and update our customers accordingly.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of infection, for example, healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 and other close contacts of persons with COVID-19. CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.
Comprehensive information from the CDC can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not traveled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting it are currently low. However, it’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. It’s a good idea to get the facts to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions. (See Frequently Asked Questions) Your healthcare provider, your national public health authority and your employer are all potential sources of accurate information on COVID-19 and whether it is in your area. It is important to be informed of the situation where you live and take appropriate measures to protect yourself. (See Protection measures for everyone).
Comprehensive information from the World Health Organization (WHO) can be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019