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IUPAT DC 11 COVID 19 Update #1*

With the growing discussion nationwide of the coronavirus and the steps being taken in the wake of its potential spread, we want to make sure you’re fully aware that our first concern is always the health and safety of our staff, students, members and the community.


DC 11 and FTISNE will be closing all facilities on Saturday March 14 to 29th in order to help do our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus


Staff will be alternating coverage. Please contact your business representatives by email or phone if you have any questions.

If possible please try and avoid having to come in person to any District Council facilities until after the quarantine period.

More information can be found at:



Update from the International Union:

Brothers and Sisters,

Our industry has been hit with the effects of natural disasters over the past few weeks, and I want to make sure we are all aware of the situation and how the IUPAT is facing these challenges.

Coronavirus Impacts on Our Industry

By now, you must have seen the news regarding the Coronavirus (also called COVID-19). The Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. As representatives of thousands of workers in the Tradeshow Industry and stewards of our communities, The IUPAT is diligently monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and preparing for any potential impacts on our members. We ask that all members actively practice proper cleanliness and health safety according to guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Click here for the IUPAT Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

[IUPAT Coronavirus Fact Sheet]

Support: We ask all members to diligently uphold all local and national public safety and health requirements concerning COVID-19. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit the World Health Organization website or visit




Below are some preventative measures you can take to help reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or with a tissue and throw used tissues into a lined trash can and immediately wash your hands.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaner

Stay home when you are sick or showing any symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. All current leave policies should still be followed.