In view of the recent Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) issued a statement about its upcoming trade show in San Diego, taking place March 24-27.
Association Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. also took time to acknowledge the severity of the current scenario, ensuring that plans for the case remain on track.
He said:“Our hearts and prayers go out to all areas of the country impacted with this situation. Our tribes continue to monitor and prepare as information develops. The National Indian Gaming Association stands ready to assist all Tribes with this process.
“We strongly advise that all exhibitors and visitors review all updates and bulletins for travel and health notices at the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.”
According to Stevens, NIGA’s team is working closely with the San Diego Convention and Tourism Authority as well as local hotels to ensure protective measures are in place to keep the attendants secure and surrounded by the best available sanitary conditions.
NIGA Statement read: “The 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow in San Diego is anticipated to be the most successful event yet. With 2020 being a Presidential election year, Indian Country’s issues must be front and center for all of our elected officials, but more importantly, all Tribes and Tribal Citizens must be engaged this year.
“NIGA’s Tradeshow will focus on these important policy discussions and we will be rolling out our vigorous get out the vote campaign titled ‘My Vote WILL Count’.”