Berglund Center reopens for first event since March

No more than 1,000 people will be allowed in the venue at a time

ROANOKE, Va. – For the first time in months, the Berglund Center opened its doors to the public.

The hundreds who showed up for the annual LFA Consignment Show were met with new guidelines set to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Berglund Center General Manager Robyn Schon described the event is a test run for her staff.

Mandatory temperature checks and masks are required for anyone who enters the Berglund Center. (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

“We have invested in disinfectants and sprayers and every kind of piece of equipment you can imagine to address the germicides and the COVID,” said Schon.

The consignment show typically draws thousands from across the state, so organizers are having to get creative when it comes to keeping customers safe.

“It may be a little different this year with the amount of people and we’re ok with that, and we’re still here for the ones who want to come out and support us,” said LFA organizer Crystal Lawhorn.

Barriers are put up throughout the venue to ensure physical distancing and each piece brought in by a seller is disinfected by LFA staff.

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