Updated March 17, 2020:
It is with a very heavy heart that we have no choice but to cancel the NPC Fresno Classic. This is a very hard decision to make and it is one that we do not take lightly. Our athlete's, spectators, staff, and vendor's health is our main priority.
The National Physique Committee (NPC) also wants to make sure that the athlete's health is a priority along with our local government when it comes to events with multiple people in attendance. The best way to fight this thing is to control it and control it's ability to spread amongst individuals in both small and large groups.
If you already registered or purchased tickets for the NPC Fresno Classic, George Jackson will be contacting you directly. We also understand some athletes may be frustated with this decision, but please understand that this decision was not easy to make. Many shows across the Nation are facing the same obstacles and it is our highest priority to see your health in mind.
We are still monitoring the daily policy updates and our next show is still scheduled as plan. The NPC Contra Costa on May 16 is outside the event policy dates.
Please be sure to check here for more updates.
Updated March 15, 2020:
We are paying very close attention to both our local and state governments as well as the California Health Authority and staying on top of all the ongoing policies and rules put into place.
Read Our Contingency Plan Below....
All our athletes will still be competing and we look forward to having them onstage. As for spectators, everything is as planned and we are also working on some backup plans to keep moving forward and put on a great event for both the athletes and spectators.
We take the safety of our attendees, athletes & vendors seriously. We encourage all of our athletes, attendees & exhibitors to feel confident participating in our show or any other show in the Northern California. We highly recommend everyone attending to wash their hands thoroughly as you should do every day and bring sanitizer as a precaution. We may even have quite a bit on hand ourselves. For more information about Covid-19 and how to properly protect yourself, visit the CDC Right Here
As things keep moving forward, we also have put a contingency plan into place so that all the athletes can still compete and there can still be spectators. The ban allows 250 people in the venue at one time.
We will run two divisions at a time allowing for the athlete’s family and friends to be able to watch while staying within that 250 limit. We will allow 250 people for each round. When we do this, we will run a prejudging round, then take a small 15 minute break and do a finals round. Then after that, we will clear the room of spectators and athletes (not vendors and staff) and allow for the next set of spectators and athletes to come in to watch or compete in the next two divisions.
We are still working on the details of this, but this is only if the ban is still in place… otherwise, everything else is still the same as previous years.