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Tips for Traveling and Exhibiting at Events During and After the Covid-19 Outbreak

With the threat of the Coronavirus, many people are taking pause before booking their travel to the next event. This is a unique situation and hopefully it will be over soon. However, as trade show and event professionals, you may wonder what you need to think about when preparing to travel or organize your next event. If you are not the event organizer, do you even go?

Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan business travel:

  1. Stay Informed. If you are concerned about the Coronavirus, visit the CDC website for more information.
  2. Do what you can to keep healthy. Eat healthy and stay hydrated.
  3. Wash your hands often. OSHA recommends washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Get a full night of sleep. Proper rest is critical for your body to properly defend yourself against the flu and colds.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Use clean facial tissue when touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  6. Face masks. Face masks are helpful in reducing the spread of germs that may be carrying the coronavirus.
  7. Keep it clean. When exhibiting, regularly disinfect frequently-touched surfaces in your booth.
  8. Be prepared. Offer tissues and provide a waste bin for your staffers and attendees.
  9. Social Distance. It is smart to maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and other people to avoid the spread of germs.

Always monitor the news and have an open discussion with your team about whether re-scheduling an event or not attending is an option for you and your business. If someone is apprehensive about traveling, you may want to give them the option to have someone else travel in their place.

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