If you are heading to the Emerald City Comic Con you might want to keep an eye on their website. Earlier, Today they released a statement addressing the concerns of people that will be attending the convention. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, they stated that they are monitoring the developments surrounding the Coronavirus and that the safety of the con-goers are the utmost importance to them.
Official Emerald City COVID-19 Statement
A message from Emerald City Comic Con
Emerald City Comic Con wants to express our concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus in the State of Washington and around the World. We are proactively monitoring the situation as State agencies take proactive measures to ensure health and safety and prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 virus in the State. As always, the well-being of our global ReedPOP community, from our attendees and exhibitors to our staff on-site at every show, is of the utmost importance to ReedPOP and we take pride in creating a positive environment to celebrate comics, cosplay and pop culture.
ECCC 2020 will take place as scheduled March 12th -15th at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in downtown Seattle.
We have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitization across the show, including adhering to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID19 virus. We are working closely with the WSCC and our other venue partners and aligning with local, state and federal public health guidelines and agencies. As ECCC approaches we will be constantly reviewing our health protection activities, public health messaging, hygiene and medical control measures with the aim of strengthening our COVID-19 response further in line with up to date public health advice and guidance, including that of the CDC.
For more information about COVID-19 and response of the WSCC, the State of Washington and the city of Seattle, please refer to the following:
Visit Seattle: https://visitseattle.org/travel-advisory/
Washington State Dept of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
King County Public Health: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicablediseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/FAQ.aspx
Information is also available for our venue partners on their websites: Sheraton Grand Seattle and Hyatt Regency Seattle We are looking forward to an amazing event for everyone.
We want to hear from you
However, this virus has affected other Comic Cons as-well. For instance, I myself just returned from attending C2E2 in Chicago where many guests had to cancel their appearances because of flight restrictions due to the virus. So, are you going to the Emerald City Comic Con or any other cons this year? Also, has the spread of the Coronavirus changed any of your convention plans? We at The Hashtag Show we want to hear from you.
You can tell us your thoughts on the COVID-19 concerns by hitting us up on Twitter or myself @starwarsnerd574. Above all, make sure to stay up to date on all the Pop Culture new by following us at ThatHashtagShow.com and the Star Wars Fanatics on Facebook. I can’t wait to see you all this year at Celebration