Charlotte, North Carolina was contracted to host the Republican National Convention this August.
That is unlikely to occur:
North Carolina Gov. Cooper said he would not provide President Trump with a "guarantee" that the Republican Party could hold a full-scale convention in Charlotte this summer, citing public health concerns. https://t.co/4iCCiQHwIy
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 3, 2020
Via the Raleigh News and Observer is a description of the RNC COVID plans:
In a letter to Cooper last week, McDaniel and Kelly outlined eight specific safety measures they plan to take.
They included thermal scans of convention participants prior to boarding buses, a “clean health check” for everybody entering the Spectrum Center, widely available hand sanitizer and daily health questionnaires of participants delivered via apps. They do not include social distancing or masks.
What do we know about COVID-19?
Clean health checks may pick off obviously symptomatic people and individuals who are several days infected with appropriate PCR testing. A pre-convention health check won’t obviously screen out folks who are asymptomatic, or become infected between the health check and the arrival at the convention hotel. It is public health theater at best in a localized environment that seems to be built to create super-spreader events.