2020 Home & Garden Show
A message from the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS (GMAR) regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are continuing our plans for the 96 th  Annual REALTORS Home & Garden Show, March 20-29, at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
 
Since the health and well-being of our Show attendees and exhibitors is a top priority, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 and are taking action based upon updates from public health experts. Additionally, we have been in contact with Wisconsin State Fair Park and would like to share the precautionary steps the facility is taking in response to COVID-19.

  • State Fair has increased its cleaning and sanitation measures throughout its facilities.
  • State Fair is utilizing hospital-grade cleaners and allowing them the proper dwell time to disinfect surfaces.
  • State Fair is sanitizing restrooms with the Kaivac no-touch cleaning system.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations have been installed in the Exposition Center.

In addition, the GMAR is taking the following action in response to COVID-19.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned at the west end of every other aisle throughout the exhibit hall.
  • Signage reminding visitors to wash their hands and use sanitizer will be posted in the facility entryways.
 
We encourage everyone to follow the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) prevention guidelines and visit the  CDC website  for additional updates and information.
 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The GMAR will continue to respond to the latest information on COVID-19 with its members, the public and all involved in the 2020 Home & Garden Show’s safety top of mind. Please visit the CDC’s website for additional updates on the Coronavirus. We strive to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all involved in our association and its events.

Sincerely,

Mike Ruzicka
President, Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS
Questions? Please contact us at the GMAR Show Staff:

General Show Questions:
Amanda Falk (amanda@gmar.ws or 414-778-4929)
OR
Emily Simonelli (emily@gmar.ws or 414-778-4929)

Exhibit Booth Applications or Placement:
Karen Brienzo (karen@gmar.ws or 414-430-1933)