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UPDATE: Adobe cancels Adobe Summit scheduled for Las Vegas

Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Nevada officials explained their efforts to address the current situation involving the coronavirus precautions
Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 20:20:57-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — MARCH 2 UPDATE: Adobe has joined those who have canceled events in Las Vegas. The Adobe Summit 2020 was scheduled for March 29 through April 2.

Adobe posted the following on its website:

Each year, we look forward to hosting our customers, partners and employees from around the world at Adobe Summit and Magento Imagine to talk about the future of customer experience, unveil the latest product and platform innovations, and get inspired together as a community.

Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of Adobe Summit attendees. As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to make Summit/Imagine 2020 an online event this year and cancel the live event in Las Vegas.

While we are disappointed that we will not be together in-person with our community this year, we are excited to host Adobe Summit as an online experience.

ORIGINAL STORY
Nevada authorities tried to calm coronavirus concerns Friday as the state continues to monitor for cases of the deadly virus, which has sickened thousands around the globe and killed nearly 3,000 since late December.

The virus, also referred to as COVID-19, has the attention of the Nevada state epidemiologist.

"The plan for our public health response is to early detect and rapidly contain introductions of this virus in Nevada," said Melissa Peek-Bullock, Nevada state epidemiologist.

State health authorities say there are no known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Silver State, but also could not reveal how many people are currently under investigation, being monitored, or have been told to self-quarantine as a precaution.

Authorities hope to release that information "in the near future."

RELATED: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak leads press conference on coronavirus concerns

"If you do get sick, please stay home from work, school, or other places that you are in close and in frequent contact with other people," said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

State health authorities revealed three people have tested negative for COVID-19 after traveling from China and showing symptoms, which are very similar to seasonal influenza.

"I understand that Nevada's have concerns and even fears about the coronavirus, but as [University Medical Center staff] stated just the other day the antidote to fear is knowledge and preparedness. So that's what we're going to do we're going to prepare not to panic. "We're going to choose collaboration over chaos," said Gov. Sisolak.

Nevada is one of the states that can test for COVID-19 as of Feb. 11.

RELATED: Las Vegas hospitals preparing for coronavirus

13 Investigates has learned travel bans and COVID-19 concerns are starting to hit Las Vegas.

Meagan Lloyd spoke with ABC News regarding her upcoming plans to visit Las Vegas.

"At the time we booked the flights to Las Vegas, we didn't really think about buying insurance. If we do travel to Las Vegas, then we're just simply taking extra measures to make sure that we protect ourselves from any pathogen, whether it's the coronavirus or flu," Lloyd said.

Lloyd has an autoimmune disorder and is more susceptible to illnesses.

While Lloyd is planning to continue to visit Sin City, other events are now canceled.

13 Investigates has learned Google has canceled an internal sales and marketing conference in March that was to be held in Las Vegas.

A Google employee contracted the virus while overseas, according to published reports.

The White House has called off the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN summit, which was to be held on March 14.

Officials cited travel bans and COVID-19 concerns for the cancellation.

13 Investigates asked about contingency plans for major upcoming events, such as the NFL Draft set for April. Governor Sisolak said authorities are working with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, or LVCVA, with the individual events, but would not discuss hypothetical or specific details.

Health authorities stressed basic hygiene such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching eyes, noses, and mouths to slow the spread of the virus.

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