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CONEXPO will have screening stations amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 14:15:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — CONEXPO is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, which is expecting up to 130,000 attendees. Amid coronavirus fears, the expo's organizers are taking some extra steps to keep it's staff and visitors safe.

On the event's website, organizers say they'll have a medical staff on site and will have five screening stations. If someone presents symptoms of COVID-19, they'll be taken to Sunrise Hospital via ambulance.

CONEXPO says some major exhibitors have canceled their attendance, but even with cancellations they'll still have about 75% of exhibit space filled. You can read their full statement on the matter here.

While the show must go on for CONEXPO and several others, at least nine major events scheduled for March have been canceled, postponed, or re-scheduled as an online event. Organizers of several events are citing coronavirus -- not wanting to risk the health of their staff or attendees.

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