What you need to know
- Several Microsoft event websites now have a statement about the coronavirus.
- Microsoft is "monitoring public health guidance" and will prioritize people's health.
- Some events could potentially be canceled, but that decision seems like it will happen in the future.
Several Microsoft websites show a statement at the top of the page regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Neowin discovered that the event pages for Build. Ignite, and Inspire show the statement. There's a good chance that other Microsoft event websites show the same statement. Microsoft states that it is "monitoring public health guidance in relation to in-person events." Microsoft also states that it will prioritize the health of people in regards to the events.
Here's the complete statement that appears on the pages:
In light of the global health concerns due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Microsoft is monitoring public health guidance in relation to in-person events. At this time, global health authorities have not issued guidance to avoid travel to this location. We are looking carefully at our event calendar as well as our presence at industry events in the coming months. We are not taking decisions lightly, but the health and well-being of our employees, partners, customers and other guests remain our ultimate priority.
We will continue to monitor and make any necessary changes as the situation evolves.
March 2, 2020
Microsoft recently switched its MVP Summit to a virtual event due to health concerns. Microsoft also canceled an Ignite tour stop in Hong Kong for the same reason. Several large conferences have been delayed or canceled as well, including Mobile World Congress.
While Microsoft could potentially cancel some future events due to the coronavirus, that decision appears like it will be made closer to the time of any specific event.
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