GDC 2020 will go ahead despite Coronavirus concerns

GDC 2020 will go ahead despite Coronavirus concerns

GDC 2020 will go ahead despite Coronavirus concerns

The CPM Game Group, the organisers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), has confirmed that GDC will continue as planned next month, despite Coronavirus fears. 

While Sony (PlayStation) and Facebook have confirmed that they have cancelled their GDC appearances, citing employee safety as their main concerns, GDC’s organisers remain confident that GDC 2020 will remain a safe and successful event. 

GDC 2020 is due to take place in San Francisco between March 16th and March 20th; and to improve safety this year, the event will feature enhanced safety measures to mitigate potential health risks. These enhanced safety procedures include the use of “disinfecting electrostatic sprayers in high-traffic areas”, “more frequent wipedowns of all common touch areas”, “a significant increase in hand sanitizer stations” and “daily carpet sanitisations in the Expo areas”. 

GDC 2020’s organisers have also been quick to confirm that the conference’s “China-based conference attendees will not be attending this year”, following the US Government’s restrictions on travel from areas that are impacted by coronavirus (COVID19). Furthermore, the San Francisco Department of Public Health has not recommended the cancellation of any public events at this time. 

As it stands, GDC will continue as normal in 2020 despite concerns surrounding coronavirus. That said, several companies are likely to follow the leads of Sony and Facebook and cancel their visits over employee health concerns. 
   

GDC 2020 will go ahead despite Coronavirus concerns  

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