We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and developing guidance regarding the implementation of the 2020 Libertarian National Convention, which is currently set at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The recommended arrival date is Wednesday, May 20th, with a departure date of Tuesday, May 26th.
For legal reasons of internal and external nature, and in accordance with ballot access compliance deadlines for our prospective POTUS candidate, it is of great importance that we come as close to our original plan for the convention as possible.
The most recent order issued by the Mayor of Austin on March 17th, 2020 is set to end on May 1st, 2020. Through the many various orders, Austin’s mitigation strategies have become more restrictive, but this date has remained consistent. The Austin CVB has specifically communicated to us that our program is unaffected by the current orders. The most recent order issued by the Governor of Texas on March 19th, 2020 is set to end on April 3rd, 2020. As the Governor’s order ends sooner than the order of the Austin Mayor, the 2020 Libertarian National Convention is also unaffected by this order at this point. This can of course change.
The Coronavirus crisis is of an incredibly fluid nature, and as of the writing of this 61 days before our event, it is still too early to make any “permanent” plans related to the implementation of the 2020 Libertarian National Convention. Expect more definitive guidance as to the plan for the event about one month before the delegates and attendees are scheduled to arrive for registration and credentialing. For now, we can expect release of more definitive guidance on 4/20. Leading up to that, all options are being explored and preparations made to implement them.
As we adjust to the new normal over the next few weeks, we will be able to make informed decisions on which path to take.
Please, evaluate your individual situation and determine your own level of risk. Take necessary precautions to avoid exposing others.