Will the coronavirus threaten to derail E3 2020? Los Angeles County authorities declared a state of emergency on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Six new cases of the infection were confirmed in the previous 48 hours, bringing the total in the county to seven cases.
But the Electronic Software Association (ESA) hasn’t canceled E3 yet. On Wednesday, they released the following statement:
“The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff is our top priority. While the ESA continues to plan for a safe and successful E3 show June 9-11, 2020 — we are monitoring and evaluating the situation daily.
“Our E3 team and partners continue to monitor COVID-19 via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are actively assessing the latest information and will continue to develop measures to further reduce health risks at the show.”
The E3 team analyzes all the latest information and takes the necessary measures. This means that if anything happens, the exhibition can be canceled or postponed.