Statement on Coronavirus

Statement on Coronavirus

Statement on Coronavirus

As of March 11, 2020

InfoComm 2020 Show Status

Proceeding as planned, June 13-19, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The show management of InfoComm and the executive staff of AVIXA are continuing to monitor the evolving situation around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a day-by-day basis, and our thoughts continue to be with those affected across the world.

Although there are no further updates at this time, please review the information below for staying informed during this rapidly changing situation. If you have questions about InfoComm and the coronoavirus situation, please check this page first. For specific questions, please email COVID19inquiries@avixa.org.

As of March 4, 2020

InfoComm 2020 Show Status

Proceeding as planned, June 13-19, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Stay Informed

The show management of InfoComm and executive staff of AVIXA are continuing to monitor the evolving situation around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through the advice of public health authorities; and we wish to reassure our exhibitors, attendees and staff that health and safety is our paramount concern.

Currently, InfoComm 2020 will proceed as planned June 13-19, 2020. All future decisions will be made with consideration to current guidelines provided by public health authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Statement from the WHO

Coronavirus Statement

If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not travelled 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. 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. 

Safety Provisions Onsite at InfoComm 2020

In cooperation with the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the following safety precautions have been put in place:

  • lncreased cleaning protocols to include more frequent wiping and disinfecting of touch points in its facility during occupied show hours, such as door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, restroom stall doors and sinks
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations in strategically placed areas throughout the facility
  • Increase of the outside air intake/air change rates during occupied show hours
  • Reinforced standard employee health practices, including sending employees home and/or encouraging employees to stay home if they are sick or demonstrated health symptoms that could impact fellow colleagues or guests
  • Reinforced standard food safety awareness programs including frequent hand washing and making alcohol-based hand gel/rub available at every food station and every table at food outlets

Additionally, as advised by the World Health Organization, InfoComm suggests all on-site attendees and personnel to follow these precautions:

  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections
  • Frequent hand washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment
  • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands)
  • Maintain social distancing by avoiding handshaking or excessive contact

As of February 28, 2020

While the WHO has not updated its current guidelines for either precautions or travel, they have provided the following statement via Situation Report – 38:
 
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not travelled 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. 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. 
 

As of February 24, 2020

The show management of InfoComm and executive staff of AVIXA are continuing to monitor the evolving situation around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through the advice of public health authorities. We wish to reassure our exhibitors, attendees and staff that health and safety is our paramount concern as we consider the decisions around the InfoComm show.

Our determinations will be made with consideration to current guidelines provided by public health authorities including:

If the expertise of the global health community recommends a different course of action, we will immediately implement these changes.

Today, as advised by the WHO, the InfoComm team suggests the following precautions:

  • Avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections
  • Frequent hand washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment
  • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands)
  • Maintain social distancing by avoiding handshaking or excessive contact

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