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Calgary Expo still going ahead as planned

Last Updated Mar 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm MDT

A cosplayer at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo's Parade of Wonders in April, 2019. (CREDIT - Tom Ross, 660 NEWS

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — There are no plans to cancel the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, organizers said many factors are in play, as they continue to gather advice from government and health officials.

The Expo, which is scheduled to run from April 23 to 26 at Stampede Park, brings in tens of thousands of people, along with numerous Hollywood stars.

However, the Alberta government announced on Thursday that all public gatherings with more than 250 people should be cancelled to reduce the spread of the virus.

As the statement said it would go ahead as planned, there will be extra precautionary measures taken to ensure the health of attendees and Stampede Park staff will step up cleaning and sanitization of the facilities.

If you are coming in from outside of Canada, you are asked to check any travel restrictions and quarantine guidelines beforehand. Also, if you are feeling sick in any way to instead not come to the event.

More information can be found on the Calgary Expo website.