The High Point Market Authority has announced its plans for the fall market that stresses social distancing to keep attendees safe. 

The international furniture market is being extended to allow visitors to attend in phases. There will also be limits on the number of people who can be in showrooms at any given time. And market staff will be monitored for any symptoms of COVID-19.

It's all in the hopes of keeping this market on track for October.

The spring market didn't happen this year. It was scheduled for late April but was postponed to June as things started to shut down with the spread of the coronavirus. 

The rescheduled market also had plans to limit the number of people in attendance. Ultimately though, market leaders decided that the June market was also not feasible due to the global pandemic, and canceled the event.

The twice-a-year market is an important local economic driver. In a typical year, it has a regional impact of more than $6 billion.

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