World Ag Expo guarding against Coronavirus


The World Ag Expo is set to host people from all over in the world in Tulare, California in two weeks and the event is taking extra precautions to guard against the newest Coronavirus emerging in China.

Show officials have already begun working with state, local and federal officials to develop a plan.

“The health and safety of everyone at our show is our top priority,” said Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center CEO. “We’re working with the right agencies to stay up-to-date on the status of coronavirus and how we can prevent the spread.”

Show officials have also contacted federal agencies to monitor international travelers.

“The HHSA Public Health branch is in close contact with the World Ag Expo in regards to health precautions all travelers and attendees need to be aware of. This includes precautions everyone should take at all times as this is also flu season. Precautions include hand washing, covering coughs, staying home if ill, and contacting a physician if symptoms arise. Travelers who become ill should contact the local health department where they are staying,” said Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County Health Officer.

According to the Tulare County Health Department, the best way to prevent Coronavirus is to avoid contact with those with the virus, wash your hands with soap and warm water and get a flu shot.