GREENVILLE – After watching the developing response to the Wuhan Virus across North Carolina, the NC Republican Party has postponed the 2020 NCGOP Convention until summer. NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley issued the following statement in announcing the news.
“Due to the national health emergency caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, commonly known as the Coronavirus, the North Carolina Republican Party has moved to reschedule our annual State Republican Convention to June 4-7 in Greenville, North Carolina.
Since early last week, I and the NCGOP Staff have been in constant communications with the Greenville Convention Center, our host hotels in Greenville and our other vendors about the conditions of the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak in North Carolina and the potential need for us to move the convention back from our original May 14-17 schedule.
Taking into account the safety of our attendees, and in light of the numerous State, Local, and Federal regulations implemented in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCGOP, our hosts and our vendors have made the mutual decision to move the Convention date back. We are grateful for the support from our hosts and vendors and pleased to announce that all hotel reservations and ticket purchases made to date will be honored by both the hotels and the NCGOP. You can find more information regarding the Convention and make reservations at our host hotels on our website at www.NCGOP.org.
I am also grateful to our County Parties and District Parties, as well as Vice Chair Miriam Chu and the NCGOP Central Committee, for their leadership in transitioning their Conventions from physical conventions to virtual conventions. We have proven that we are a Party that can adapt to the rapidly changing conditions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and continue to move forward towards our State Convention and the RNC Convention.
Please feel free to contact me at 919-828-6423 or [email protected] if you have any questions or need any additional information.
We look forward to welcoming Republicans from all across North Carolina to Greenville and having our most successful Convention ever.”
Hopefully by the time the June arrives, the country has reclaimed some sense of normalcy. The RNC Convetion isn’t scheduled until July, and has not, as of yet, been postponed.