OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
Safety is a top priority for Summit/2020. Regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, WP Engine is monitoring local, state, and federal agencies to plan for a safe event. As a result of these communications and the recommendations of Austin Public Health, the 2020 event is proceeding with our attendee and staff safety as a top priority.
The following is general safety information and not intended to be a comprehensive guide.
On February 28, Austin Public Health updated their FAQ about COVID-19 with the following language:
Q: Does the COVID-19 situation change plans for large conferences/festivals/events?
A: APH will continue to communicate with the CDC and health departments nationwide as many cities host large events. At this time, no health departments in the state have requested the cancellation of any gatherings as the current risk of person-to-person spread in their jurisdictions remains low. Information and practices are changing during this rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to follow national guidelines. This being said, there are no imminent plans to postpone any current events. For more information about monitoring and operations click here.
The health of the Austin community and those who visit our City is our highest priority. APH coordinates with local organizations year-round to monitor and prepare for any public health emergencies that could affect large events. While in the flu season, APH is working with local groups to disseminate disease prevention messaging to help keep attendees and the entire Austin community safe. APH routinely monitors nearly 80 communicable diseases, which will continue throughout the year as travelers visit Austin every day for various international events. APH is also working with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor and prepare for any local cases of COVID-19.
There is a lot about COVID-19 that is still unknown, but what we do know is that personal hygiene is of critical importance. We hope that people follow the science, implement the recommendations of public health agencies, and continue to participate in the activities that make our world connected.
We encourage you to become familiar with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions, which include:
- Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay home if you have a fever
We are regularly updating this site with new information.
Please check back regularly.