Could The Corona Virus Kill Your Event?
Updated: Jun 9
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 providing event support at the highest possible level, we are recommending that our clients seriously consider postponing their events.
This has been a difficult decision for us to make but we feel as though it may save our clients a lot of grief and expense in the long run.
Currently, we are looking at expanding our virtual events division to see how we can help our clients continue to keep their sales meetings, conferences and training events up and running should the need arise for a total shut down of live events.
Virtual events have been popular with our clients for the past decade and since broadcast quality video and editing has been part of our company for over thirty years, we are pleased that we have always been able to deliver a virtual component alongside the IRL (in real life) events to ensure that as many guests as possible could attend.
Stay tuned as we ramp up our creative and technical teams to pivot to the Virtual Event world should the need arise.
We are here to support you every step of the way.
Owner + Chief Visionary
On Purpose Event Pros