Ahead of Apple’s 2020 shareholders meeting, which is set to take place tomorrow, Apple has asked attendees traveling from China to make sure they adhere to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s quarantine guidelines.
Health and Safety Precautions
Apple is following official guidance on COVID-19 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and working in close consultation with public health experts. We ask shareholders who have traveled to China in February to ensure they have completed the required 14-day quarantine period prior to the meeting in order to attend.
Coronavirus concerns have made people wary of attending events with a large number of people. Mobile World Congress (MWC), a major event that normally takes place in February, was canceled , and upcoming events that include the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and Pax East are seeing multiple major companies drop out.
The coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has been primarily limited to China, but in recent days, infections have spread significantly in other countries like South Korea, Italy, and Iran.
Just today, the CDC warned Americans that it expects COVID-19 to spread in the United States. More than 80,000 people worldwide have contracted COVID-19, and there have been 2,700 deaths.
Apple’s shareholder meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus. Apple’s shareholder meetings are first come first serve as space for attendance is limited.
Shareholder meetings are not typically interesting to the general public and Apple executives share little about Apple’s products. Apple CEO Tim Cook did make a few comments last year about Apple’s services business and roadmap, so similar information could be shared this year, and if there’s any interesting information, we’ll let MacRumors readers know.