The National Association of Realtors cancelled two conferences scheduled to take place in California in March due to the emergence of the coronavirus in state.
The organization cancelled the Joint AE Institute meeting, scheduled for March 13-16 in San Diego, and its Broker Summit, scheduled for March 31 to April 1 in Los Angeles. NAR said it will decide whether to hold other scheduled events in the coming weeks.
“NAR is considering alternatives and potential avenues through which to reschedule, relocate or redesign these conferences later in 2020,” the organization said in a news release.
NAR’s legislative meetings and trade expo is scheduled for May 11-16 in Washington, DC, while various state meetings are scheduled across the country throughout the year.
Events across the country are being cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus. They include a health technology conference in Orlando where President Trump was scheduled to speak next week, an American Bar Association meeting next week in San Diego and a music festival in Miami later this month.
USA Today is compiling a list of cancellations here.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday. So far, officials said there are about 60 confirmed cases in the state across 12 counties.