The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. Over 1,000 people in the United States have tested positive and 37 have died. Events such as South by Southwest in Austin have cancelled to reduce the spread of the virus. This raises the question of whether the May 21-25 Libertarian National Convention in Austin will proceed as normal. I spoke to Chairman Nick Sarwark for an update on the status of the event.
For now, it seems, the event will go on, but that may change as conditions change.
“We are monitoring the situation and receiving guidance from the city of Austin,” says Sarwark, “At present, gatherings with fewer than 2,500 participants are proceeding as scheduled.”
We will continue to provide updates on the status of the event.