While the Aero show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, will be postponed on fears of Covid-19 spread, Sun ‘n Fun says it plans to go forward on the planned schedule. However, show organizers say they’ll provide more sanitation, including frequent garbage collection, hand sanitizer stations, disinfectant wipes and sprays and microphone wipe downs for presenters. Sun ‘n Fun marketing officer Greg Gibson told AVweb Friday that the show is remaining in contact with larger venues such as Disney World and the Tampa Convention Center as a means of sampling public risk and reaction to monitor best practices for infection control in large crowds.
As of Friday afternoon, said Gibson, a small number of exhibitors had cancelled plans to attend. Gibson said Sun ‘n Fun recommends that show attendees and exhibitors become familiar with the CDC’s suggested guidelines. These include washing your hands for 20 seconds as frequently as practical, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Sun ‘n Fun is due to open on Tuesday, March 31. It runs through April 5.