Most automotive shows and events in 2020 have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the New York Auto Show, Woodward Dream Cruise and Mustang Alley, and Mustang Memories, to name a few. However, a few have chosen to carry on, including the Mid-America Ford & Shelby Nationals. And that list now includes the 2020 SEMA Show, which organizers say will still take place November 3rd-6th in Las Vegas, Nevada, albeit with several precautions in place.
Event organizers have published a list of these safety precautions for those who will be in attendance, and have also created a video to discuss the following measures:
- Require use of face masks or face shields, frequent hand washing, and social distancing
- Designate entrance and exit areas to control and screen visitors with discrete daily health queries, incorporating non-invasive thermal cameras, etc.
- Configure traffic flow with one-way aisles where possible
- Install hand sanitizing stations throughout the show, 200 feet apart
- Enhance physical cleaning with hourly sanitizing of high traffic areas throughout the show floor and common areas, including doorways, elevators, and escalators
- Collaborate with Las Vegas Convention Center in their advancements to be among the first in the nation to pursue certification for safety measures aimed at outbreak prevention through actions such as sanitizing the facility nightly
“Just like the world we live in today, this year’s SEMA Show will be different,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA VP of events. “We recognize the challenges that the industry is going through, and we’ve made changes so that the industry will be able to gather and conduct business safely. As a trade event focused on doing business, the SEMA Show is unique. We’re confident that we can successfully host an event where businesses can connect safely.”