Coronavirus Update from Organizers of the 2020 New York International Auto Show
With five weeks to go before the 2020 New York International Auto Show’s press preview days (April 8 & 9), organizers are moving forward with plans to open the Show as scheduled. We are in communication with state and local officials and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and, at this point, there are no plans to cancel any shows at the facility due to coronavirus. The Javits Center and the Auto Show are taking precautionary measures inside the venue while the state and local agencies are taking steps to limit the spread of respiratory viruses.
PRECAUTIONS AT THE JAVITS CENTER
The Javits Center is committed to protecting the well-being of its visitors, customers, employees and business partners. During every flu season, Javits staff implements a set of protocols designed to prevent communicable sicknesses, and in light of the recent novel coronavirus, efforts have increased significantly.
In recent weeks, the Javits Center has:
Installed 70 hand-sanitizing stations throughout the convention center to allow visitors to clean their hands more frequently;
- Increased the cleaning of high-volume, high-touch areas, including paper towel dispensers, vanity tops, counters and door handles;
- Maintained a team of specially trained paramedics on site during all open event hours and access to a fully equipped first-aid station on site;
- Engaged with health departments at the city, state and federal levels to ensure we receive the latest updates and protocols; and
- Distributed critical information among key staff members and business partners to help prevent communicable sicknesses throughout the venue.
- The Auto Show has implemented new standards for all vehicle detailing companies providing services for the event. Those measures include the use of disinfectant cleaning agents and increased frequency.
NYIAS EVENT UPDATE
Plans for the 2020 New York International Auto Show are progressing well. To date, there are 18 OEM press conferences scheduled with an expected 50+ world and North American new vehicle debuts from the world’s automakers. The Show features three ride and drive engagements where visitors can take a ride in a range of professionally driven vehicles. The ever-popular Camp Jeep returns to the Inner Roadway, Toyota invites visitors to ride in the all-wheel drive Camry, and the EV Test Track is back, giving media and attendees an opportunity to take a ride in a range of exciting electric vehicles including the all-new Porsche Taycan, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Kia Niro.