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CONEXPO opens in Las Vegas with COVID-19 precautions in place

Posted at 7:16 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 22:06:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Planning and preparedness have been essential for this year's CONEXPO amid coronavirus fears.

Hand sanitizers, informational signs and first aid stations are just examples of how this year's expo are working to keep attendees fears to a minimum. Including screening protocols in case someone shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The coronavirus is on the mind of the event organizers with more than 18,000 registered attendees.

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Dana Wuesthoff the CONEXPO show director said, “It really wasn’t that conversation of do you cancel it or not cancel it, it’s really more so what is the current information that we have, and do all of our plans and processes in place do we address that. “

According to their website no major exhibitors have canceled for the expo.

The CONEXPO ends on March 14 and is expected to generate a total economic impact of over $210 million dollars.