MATS explains response to COVID-19 Coronavirus


The management of the Mid-America Trucking Show says it is taking steps to ensure the safety of attendees and exhibitors in light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The show is scheduled for March 26-28 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

A Facebook post Monday, March 2, said

  • “We are focused on the health and safety of all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and others involved in the show.
  • “We will proceed as planned with the 49th annual MATS and will make every effort to ensure a safe and successful show.
  • “We will do everything we can to keep attendees and exhibitors informed and aware of any change in plans as regards the Covid-19 situation.
  • “We are actively monitoring the situation and will respond quickly to any significant developments that may arise in the next few weeks.”

Additionally, organizers said they are working with the Expo Center to closely monitor the facility for cleanliness and implementing additional disinfectant schedules for public surfaces such as railings, door handles, restrooms, etc. There will also be more hand sanitization stations available in high traffic areas.

Show organizers also encouraged participants to take the necessary precautions on their own to avoid the spread of the virus and avoid show if they are sick. Attendees and exhibitors with questions or concerns are encouraged to email MATS staff at [email protected].

The U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 Coronavirus rose to six on Monday, with the number of cases topping 100 across 14 states.