With huge events like SXS cancelling their events due to concerns regarding Covid 19, AKA, "The Corona Virus," we feel compelled to address this very serious topic.
Our company is going to do our best to be informative AND humorous, because let's face it, this situation is not a fun one and we all could use a little levity to lighten the mood!
First, let's be clear that whatever the Center For Disease Control, or CDC suggests we do to remain safe, we are all for that.
Have we NOT been doing these things as a matter of practice...
Okay, well, I know we are all guilty of touching our faces a lot; must be the monkey in ALL of us!
Is it possible that the cultures who bow to greet each other had the right idea?
Here is what the CDC says for event goers:
Promote the daily practice of everyday preventive actions. Use health messages and materials developed by credible public health sources such as your local public health department or CDC to encourage your event staff and participants to practice good personal health habits. Promote everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:
• Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
As event producers committed to creating events at the highest possible level, we are implementing the guidelines of the CDC that are specific to event producers.
In part 2 of our, Covid 19, or "Corona" virus blog, we will be sharing the specific recommendations for Event Producers and that includes even a simple gathering where the host is, by default, the event producer!
Stay tuned, and feel free to subscribe to our blog so you can be the first to know!
Meanwhile, enjoy this beautiful, unrepeatable day!