Coronavirus

Helen Brett Enterprises has decided to cancel...

the Spring May International Jewelry and Merchandise Show due to COVID-19 and the safety of our staff, exhibitors and buyers. Although we will not be rescheduling this event, we are planning a fantastic New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show on August 20-23. We're sure that everyone will be excited to get out by the end of summer. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be making special accommodations for health and safety, including distribution of hand sanitizers on the registration floor.

We care deeply about our patrons and their safety. Helen Brett will be providing ADDITIONAL hand sanitizers on the show floor.

Save the date on your calendar and make plans for a great event.

COVID-19 Updates and Continuing Business

Helen Brett Enterprises is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus and wants to let you know that the health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees is our highest priority. We stand by the importance of our shows as they provide platforms to connect, engage, and facilitate commerce. We are committed to hosting safe and successful events throughout 2020.

We want to assure you that business continues as scheduled, including all the upcoming shows in our 2020 schedule. Customers who wish to enter our marketplace and who are not subject to travel restrictions will be free to do so. While we remain open for business as usual, please join us in following the latest news and guidelines through official channels: www.cdc.gov and www.who.intl.

What is show management doing in preparation of the show regarding COVID-19?

  • We are in direct contact with the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center regarding heightened levels of safety and cleanliness to include:
    • Increased cleaning protocols to include more frequent wiping and disinfecting of touch points in its facility during occupied show hours, such as door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, restroom stall doors and sinks.
    • Added additional hand sanitizer stations in strategically placed areas throughout the facility.
    • Reinforced standard employee health practices, including sending employees home and/or encouraging employees to stay home if they are sick or demonstrated health symptoms that could impact fellow colleagues or guests.
    • Reinforced standard food safety awareness programs including frequent hand washing and making alcohol-based hand gel/rub available at every food station.
  • We are closely monitoring the news and will follow all protocols that are provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • We encourage exhibitors and attendees to take common-sense precautions by using hand sanitizer and following these guidelines set by the CDC when they are onsite at the show.
  • We will be encouraging a “no handshake” policy on show site and will have ample signage around this campaign, as well as precautions for individuals to take.

Please know we are committed to hosting safe and successful shows. Our top priority is focused on the health and safety of all participants, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and others involved in the shows.

Attendees and exhibitors with questions or concerns are encouraged to email our response team below.

Exhibitors

Dave Harrington –  dharrington@helenbrett.com

Kerry Malinski –  kmalinski@helenbrett.com

Attendees

Laurie Anheuser –  lanheuser@helenbrett.com

RESOURCES

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.

Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of infection, for example healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 and other close contacts of persons with COVID-19. CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.

Comprehensive information from the CDC can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

From the World Health Organization (WHO):

RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not travelled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting it are currently low. However, it’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. It’s a good idea to get the facts to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions. Your healthcare provider, your national public health authority and your employer are all potential sources of accurate information on COVID-19 and whether it is in your area. It is important to be informed of the situation where you live and take appropriate measures to protect yourself.

Comprehensive information from the World Health Organization (WHO) can be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019