High Point Market Authority Addressing Health Concerns

The High Point Market Authority is monitoring coronavirus disease developments, including reports from the United States Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. State Department and The World Health Organization. The HPMA said it is prepared to take additional precautions if they become necessary to keep Spring High Point Market participants safe during the April show.

Safety is HPMA’s top priority, the organization added. So far, HPMA has not altered safety and security measures nor preparedness plans in response to the outbreak. It has initiated conversations with a coalition of local health professionals who regularly assist the organization in providing medical services at market, including the City of High Point emergency manager, Guilford County Health Department and emergency manager, and Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center.

If an elevated health risk occurs during a market, HPMA in conjunction with its partners can escalate typical preparations to include an exterior guest screening area before accessing the medical unit and an ambulance service can assist with any quarantine situations that may arise. Elevated precautions have been implemented during previous markets in response to diseases such as Ebola and SARS, HPMA noted.