Despite there at indicate being a reported 13 cases of coronavirus in Washington State, and two deaths, the organisers of the Emerald City Comedian-Con have pledged to pace ahead with the explain, which is due to be held March 12-15 at the at the Washington State Convention Heart.
In a statement released earlier today Reedpop, the company accountable for organising the explain (and may others worldwide, from PAX to Unusual York Comedian Con), said:
Emerald City Comedian Con wants to squawk our discipline for all and sundry impacted by the COVID-19 virus in the State of Washington and around the World. We are proactively monitoring the situation as State agencies take proactive measures to be certain that health and safety and prepare for and answer to the COVID-19 virus in the State. As always, the successfully-being of our global ReedPOP community, from our attendees and exhibitors to our staff on-set at every explain, is of the utmost importance to ReedPOP and we take pride in creating a definite atmosphere to celebrate comics, cosplay and pop tradition.
ECCC 2020 will take place as scheduled March 12th -15th at the Washington State Convention Heart (WSCC) in downtown Seattle. We have carried out enhanced cleaning and sanitization across the explain, including adhering to the recommendations state forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Coverage regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID19 virus. We are working intently with the WSCC and our other venue partners and aligning with local, state and federal public health guidelines and agencies. As ECCC approaches we can be constantly reviewing our health safety activities, public health messaging, hygiene and medical abet an eye on measures with the aim of strengthening our COVID-19 response further in line with up to date public health advice and guidance, including that of the CDC.
The Governor, Jay Inslee,declared a state of emergency in Washington on Saturday, with one of many most recent cases in the state involving a excessive school boy who had now now not had contact with old recorded patients, suggesting that the virus is now transmitting locally in the area, which basically means they caught it without having travelled to an already-infected zone and had now now not had narrate contact with a kind of already recorded as having been infected.
Last year’s Emerald City Comedian-Con had almost 100,000 attendees, drawing visitors now now not legal from the local area but nationally and even internationally.
In the past week we’ve seen everything fromGDCtoEVE Online’s annual fan gatheringtoOverwatch League matchescancelled or postponed as safety precautions, whereas companies care for Sonypulled out of exhibiting at PAX East.
We’ve contacted Reedpop for remark on the choice.