Las Vegas Events, organizers of the 2020 FEI World Cup Finals has released the following statement with regards to the coronavirus outbreak.
“While this is a fluid situation, Las Vegas is currently planning to host the 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals.
We will closely monitor updated recommendations from the CDC and state and local health authorities as
it relates to hosting large events and add appropriate safeguards in coordination with our venue partner
and local health response teams to address COVID-19 concerns.
On Thursday, March 5, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) confirmed its first “presumptive
positive” case of COVID-19 of a local Nevada resident. The individual recently traveled to Washington
state and Texas and was confirmed by the SNHD to be asymptomatic during his airline travels back to
Nevada. The SNHD is awaiting final confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
the patient is currently under quarantine at a local hospital.
SNHD continues to reinforce that Clark County residents and visitors remain at “low risk” of contracting
the virus. The SNHD, recommends the continuation of everyday preventative actions, and suggests
seeking medical care if you experience any flu-like symptoms.
On Monday, March 2 Vice President Pence, who has been appointed to lead the White House
Coronavirus Task Force, emphasized that the risk to the American public remains low and that there is no
recommendation for any limitations on travel within the United States. CDC Director Robert Redfield
reiterated this, saying that Americans should “go about and live their normal lives.” Las Vegas Events,
through the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, remains in ongoing communications and
coordination with the SNHD, the Governor’s office, Clark County leadership, local hospitals, our resort
partners and McCarran International Airport.”