The ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has led the city of Los Angeles to declare a state of emergency.
It is also the city where, every June, the Electronic Arts and Entertainment Exhibition, also known as E3, takes place.
At one time, E3 was where most of the biggest announcements in the gaming world were revealed. In recent years, its reach and impact on the industry has diminished, as Sony and several other major developers did not participate in the event.
This year’s show, scheduled for June 9-11, will continue to run as planned, despite the city-wide emergency regarding the global pandemic.
E3 2020 Is Reportedly Still Moving Ahead Despite The Ongoing Global Scare Concerning The Coronavirus
This was reiterated in a statement released recently by the show’s organizers.
“The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners and staff is our top priority,” said the Entertainment Software Association in the release. “As ESA continues to plan a safe and successful E3 show (June 9-11, 2020), we are monitoring and assessing the situation daily.”
Apparently, ESA will make an increased effort to reduce health risks throughout the event. They described their plans in another statement, providing some health and safety tips for the participants.
ESA said all participants should wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and avoid contact with people known to be sick. He also suggested avoiding handshakes and kisses from j