Published on : Saturday, July 4, 2020
High Point has recently received a positive news on the approval of their Fall Market funding. The North Carolina General Assembly has approved $725,000 for the funding. This funding has been implemented for additional measures to ensure the health and safety of attendees for the upcoming fall market, scheduled for October 13 to 21.
The funding, received as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), stipulates recipients must use the funds for COVID-19-specific activities. The HPMA will utilize the funds to implement additional safeguards and measures aimed at mitigating COVID-19 exposure risk while on-site during market.
“We are committed to creating a safe environment for our attendees, our staff and our community, but that will come with a hefty price tag at a time when our budget is already strained due to impending funding cuts from our community partners,” said Tom Conley, president and CEO of the HPMA. “This support from the state is crucial for us to be able to execute thoroughly all the suggested safety guidelines so that health and safety priorities remain paramount.” Tom concluded.
Additional planning is ongoing in regards to the health and safety measures that will be in effect this fall, per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local medical authorities. Further details such as increased sanitation and cleaning efforts, social distancing requirements and enhanced medical services will be shared as plans develop.
Source: Furniture Today