We sincerely hope – and after many calls and emails with thousands of you – that everyone is doing well and feeling healthy. Our top priority is the safety and health of our CPAC attendees and participants.
We are once again reaching out to you to ensure that we keep you updated with the latest accurate information regarding the coronavirus case at CPAC.
The individual who tested positive for coronavirus did not go to the main ballroom, was not an interviewer or an interviewee on Broadcast Row, did not attend any breakout sessions and limited his interactions to very few people.
He did attend a Wednesday (2/26) evening event in the POSE Lounge. If you attended that event you are at very low risk for infection. It takes about five days for symptoms to show after contracting this particular coronavirus.
There have been no additional cases of any CPAC attendees or participants testing positive for coronavirus.
We have tried to be clear about this, but to clear up any confusion: ANY individual who had direct contact with the individual who tested positive has been contacted in a one-on-one capacity.
Additionally, attendees that we believe may have been in the same room with him at some point have been contacted on a one-on-one basis, as well.
The person who tested positive exhibited no symptoms of illness during our time together at CPAC 2020, and began to feel ill after returning home to New Jersey, at which point he went to the doctor to be evaluated.
He continues to recover and a representative from the family has asked us to share the following with all of you: “Our family appreciates the good wishes, prayers and respect of privacy during this time.”
And please consider this plea from us to you about our approach during this moment: We Are All In This Together. While this has undoubtedly been a challenge for us all, we should be thankful that nobody else has tested positive for coronavirus at this time and encourage you to join us in keeping the one person who is sick in our prayers.