Based on the global news coverage as well as inbound questions we have received from our exhibitors and attendees, we wanted to provide an update on all precautions that SATELLITE 2020 is doing in regards to the novel coronavirus, recently named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
SATELLITE 2020 will continue to take place March 9 – 12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. We value our community, and the safety and health of our audience is a top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we have worked with the Washington Convention Center and other vendors to put preventative measures in place to ensure the safety and health of our audience to help alleviate concerns as best we can.
Here is what we will do onsite to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
SATELLITE will continue to monitor the situation, and take appropriate measures based on developments, and advice of the CDC and WHO.
The CDC recommends that everyone follow everyday prevention practices:
In response to the epidemic in China, the United States has implemented a travel/entry restriction on any non-US citizens that have been physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. The entire proclamation is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/
As of February 12, 2020, there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland or other neighboring states. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/novel-coronavirus-china
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Additional questions or concerns?
Show Director, SATELLITE 2020
VP, Satellite Group