The High Point Market will take place as scheduled October 13 – 21 following revisions to plans submitted to the North Carolina Governor’s office by the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) in partnership with the Guilford County Health Department and Guilford County Emergency Management Department, Casual Living‘s sister publication Furniture Today has learned.
Consultations between HPMA, Guilford county officials and representatives of Governor Cooper’s office resulted in changes to Market plants that will include, among other things, transitioning educational programming to a virtual format and capacity limitations on buildings and showrooms that correspond to the Stage 2.5 guidelines the governor announced earlier this month.
“They [representatives of the governor’s office] provided comprehensive feedback that included some suggested changes,” Tom Conley, CEO of High Point Market Authority told Furniture Today. “We appreciate the feedback and have altered the plan to take into account these changes. We’re looking forward to a successful October Market.”
While the original plan had accounted for social distancing for educational programming within the High Point Theatre, the potential for attendance to exceed the maximum allowed under the Governor’s most recent executive order resulted in a shift to an entirely virtual educational program for the Market