The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has issued the following notification for attendees and dealers of the World’s Fair of Money last week in Chicago. The notification warns of COVID exposure and that several dealers from the event have tested positive for COVID-19.
The COVID exposure notification comes just a week after the show wrapped up in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont and general feedback was positive. The ANA notes that it took measures to prevent this but that “exposure is always a possibility when one leaves home”. The release goes on to say, “The ANA is unaware of when, where, or how the dealers contracted the virus. Due to privacy issues, we are unable to provide the names of the infected dealers.”
First, we wish to sincerely thank our members and member-dealers for helping to make the Chicago World’s Fair of Money the most exciting numismatic event of the year. This could not have happened without your collective support and participation.
Thousands of attendees, hundreds of dealers, incredible auction lots, informative presentations, and awe-inspiring exhibits made this show one to remember. Of course, it was the camaraderie and ability to gather in person that made the show especially exhilarating.
Unfortunately, several dealers have notified the ANA that they have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning from the show. Although protective measures were in place, the potential for exposure is always a possibility when one leaves home. The ANA is unaware of when, where, or how the dealers contracted the virus. Due to privacy issues, we are unable to provide the names of the infected dealers.
If you feel ill or are displaying any COVID symptoms, consider quarantining for 10 days and/or getting a COVID test.
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its nearly 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions – such as the annual World’s Fair of Money. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org.