Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By KY Expo Marketing Team on February 27, 2020

Through the Healthy At Work Initiative,  the Kentucky Exposition Center is reopening June 29th with social distancing requirements. View additional details below. 

Louisville Tourism and Kentucky Venues are committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our clients, attendees, exhibitors, employees, and partners in the community. We continue to monitor the developments of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

View Kentucky’s Requirements for Venues and Event Spaces

Kentucky Venues follows the guidance provided by the CDC and the WHO. Precautionary measures that have been implemented at the Kentucky International Convention Center and Kentucky Exposition Center include :

  • Regimented cleaning procedures that utilize products capable of combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and others like it
  • Additional hand sanitization areas will be placed throughout each venue in high-traffic areas
  • Posting of signage provided by the CDC with guidelines and health recommendations throughout both venues

Both Louisville Tourism and Kentucky Venues continue to follow the guidance and monitor updates provided by the CDC and other national and local health organizations, state officials, as well as industry associations. We look forward to welcoming groups to Louisville and encourage all organizers with questions or concerns to communicate directly with their Louisville Tourism contacts, contracted properties and venues.

Social Distance Requirements Beginning June 29th, 2020. Updates will be made in accordance with the Healthy At Work Initiative guidelines for Venues and Event Spaces located here.



Louisville Metro

Office of the Governor

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

National Restaurant Association


Hospitality/Tourism Industry

Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA)

U.S. Travel Association

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

Events Industry Council (EIC)

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

For attendees, exhibitors and the general public with any additional questions please contact:

Kentucky State Hotline 

1 (800) 722 5725

Note: If Kentuckians have a fever or cough, or need guidance, they should call the hotline. If Kentuckians are having a medical emergency, they should seek help immediately and go to the emergency room. Dr. Crystal Miller, director of the WEDCO District Health Department, located in Cynthiana, said the county’s hospital is prepared and ready to respond.


For event organizers with additional questions please contact:

Kentucky Exposition Center 

Ian Cox

Asst. Director of Communications at Kentucky Venues