The global COVID-19 pandemic is forcing everyone to change how we interact with the world. With lightning speed, it has dramatically changed our daily routines in every aspect – our lives, our jobs, and our businesses.

Based on where we are in the world, what we're experiencing is somewhat nuanced. Specific to the NY area, please rest assured that we are listening and monitoring the daily changes.

You likely have seen or heard the news around the Jacob Javits Center functioning as a temporary hospital and distribution center.

While the health of COVID-19 patients is everyone's primary concern at this time, we also understand the uncertainty this development creates for NY NOW's Summer Market, scheduled for August 8 to 12. It's too early to understand the exact impact on the event, but we are working with the Javits Center on the next steps and will update you as soon as possible. In addition to NY NOW, there are several events scheduled at the Javits for August, including the New York International Auto Show, a 10-day event.

It's a time for everyone – and every business – to pivot and give assistance. We are working on ways to help you – our brands, retailers, designers – during this time, so stay tuned. For now, though, let's all take some time to continue our support for our local retailers. For some ideas, look at our LinkedIn or Instagram posts.

We urge our community to continue to act with compassion and care as we go about our daily business and take all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and each other. 

To follow the latest updates on how you can protect yourself against the spread of the coronavirus, please visit the Center for Disease Control's website.


Emerald Coronavirus Update

At this time of global concern, the health and safety of our communities, customers, and team members is of the utmost importance to Emerald, and we are committed to the overall well-being of our industry.  read more


With the ongoing coverage surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak and its potential effects, it is NY NOW’s and Emerald’s top priority to keep our community safe and informed. With NY NOW Summer more than four months away, we do not foresee any changes and are actively planning the upcoming show for August 8-12 in NYC.

Our number one concern is the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff. We’ll closely monitor the situation and will follow guidelines set forth by our federal and local government and health agencies. Onsite we will implement control measures and best practices recommended by the CDC and local health officials as necessary. We are also coordinating with Shoppe Object to ensure the August market is successful and safe for our community.

We will provide regular updates as the situation evolves. Please reach out to our team with any questions.

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