HIGH POINT — The High Point Market Authority has loosened its health and safety protocols for the June 5-9 furniture market in light of similar moves by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state of North Carolina
“To align with the state’s adjusted mask mandate, face coverings will still be required on all Market shuttles, but buildings and showrooms will not need to require face coverings, HPMA said in a release. “However, should they choose to do so, signage should be posted indicating the request.”
Capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines have been removed, although some buildings may still reduce capacity or promote social distancing in common areas and on elevators and escalators. Posted signage should outline any guidance regarding these areas,” it said.
Also, daily health checks will no longer be required, so the wristbands indicating the check-in are out, too.
“Even before this pandemic, we have relied on the advice and guidance of our medical authorities to inform our health and safety policies, and we are continuing to do so,” HPMA President and CEO Tom Conley said.
“They are the health experts, and thus we trust them to share with us best practices based on the most up-to-date medical data they have. These #HPMKTsafe updates are simply us taking their guidance and applying it accordingly across the Market district.”
The current #HPMKTsafe plan is available on the High Point Market website at www.highpointmarket.org/HPMKTsafe, and any additional updates will be reflected on the site.