Fall High Point Market To Have New Format, Rules For Distancing

Fall High Point Market To Have New Format, Rules For Distancing

7:58am May 22, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic worsened, the High Point Market Authority canceled the spring event. The next furniture show will take place October 13-21. Photo courtesy of High Point Market Authority.

The High Point Market Authority says changes are coming to the fall international furniture market to limit the threat from COVID-19.

Market officials are trying to reduce the population density that usually comes with the busy event. 

The plan is to spread it out over nine days from October 13-21. Buyers and other market-goers will be asked to pick one three-day period during that time to conduct their business. That way, there will be fewer people gathered at once across the 11-million square feet of showroom space.

Social distancing will still be enforced, and a strong emphasis will be placed on sanitation and cleaning.

The spring market was initially postponed and ultimately canceled due to the global pandemic. The twice-a-year market has an estimated regional economic impact of about $6 billion per year.

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