Contemplating these numbers, COVID-19 transmissions originating from the honest are possible, if not a certain factor, Anderson mentioned.
“I anticipate we can have some instances,” she mentioned. “I don’t assume we’ve made a huge effect on any behaviors on the State Honest.”
Mitigation efforts stay from final yr’s distinctive installment of the honest, together with free masks and sanitizer stations positioned on the public entrances to indoor services. Jaime Parr, the honest’s deputy govt director, mentioned additional efforts to advertise social distancing even have been made, together with spreading issues out in livestock barns.
“We’re doing lots of the identical issues we put in place final yr so far as mitigation techniques,” she mentioned.
That features signage encouraging attendees to take applicable precautions. Parr mentioned that ultimately the accountability for stopping the unfold of COVID-19 falls on the shoulders of fairgoers.
“We actually do see that it’s as much as the person to how they maneuver by way of the occasion,” Parr mentioned.
The absence of mandates has allowed for occasions like concert events to return to the fairgrounds.
“We don’t have the well being mandates from the state so we’re in a position to have larger occasions,” Parr mentioned. She mentioned changes have nonetheless been made. “We put lots of time, effort and funds into having issues in an outside venue.”