SCA has also modified its cupping protocol to eliminate that mode of transmission, which I will post in another thread.
Added 3/12: From that thread:
yakster wrote:Oregon has banned mass gatherings of 250 persons or more and California is considering this measure. Santa Clara County has banned mass gatherings of 1000 persons or more.
ira wrote:And yesterdays SCA letter was we were going to postpone the conference but the Oregon Convention Center won't let us out of our contract so it's still on. It will be an interesting show with no attendees or vendors from Italy, China or Korea. I'm sure their tune will change soon.
Please post in this thread if you plan to attend the SCA Expo in Portland, this April. Highlights include:
U.S. Coffee Championship events as follows (corrected from a post below):
USCC - Portland, OR | Oregon Convention Center
April 24-26, 2020: U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, and U.S. Roaster Championship
(The U.S. Barista Championship and U.S. Brewers Cup are occurring now (2/21-2/23) at Orange County, CA | OC Fair & Event Center)
The show will feature a competition for best new product. It will also include displays of equipment, seminars and poster sessions, a roaster village and official launch party on Thursday, April 23, from 6-9 p.m.
Since this will be local for me, I plan to see the exhibit floor on Sunday, April 21 and hope fellow Home Baristas can get together on Saturday evening, April 20.
Here's the main site for the Specialty Coffee Expo.
Here's the SCA website where you can register.