Popular CES convection in Las Vegas will be held in January 2022, this time with a new requirement. Attendees and exhibitors will be required to show proof of vaccination.
In Consumer Technology Association (CTA) websites, CEO Gary Shapiro claims that the organization is determined to end the pandemic by encouraging vaccination and implementing safety protocols.
Previously, the VA-based Consumer Technology Association events were known as Consumer Electronics Show. CTA now urges people not to refer to the event by its former name. The events have been taking place in Vegas for the last 40 years, except for 2020.
The 2022 event is scheduled for 5th to 8th January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Convection is on the Eastern side of the Strip. Attendees will also be able to attend the event virtually.
On its website, the consumer association notes that the masks policy in Nevada will be followed for indoor settings, for fully vaccinated people. Las Vegas is one of the regions that has been labeled as high transmission region.
Las Vegas this week surpassed 5, 000 death due to COVID-19. The CTA noted that additional measures may be added to the websites before the date of the event.
According to Alan Feldman of UNLV International Gaming Institute, vaccine requirements might become normal for events like the CES show.
“I just don’t see how that isn’t going to become the norm. There are still holdouts to vaccinations, and in some cases, there may be some justification. But it seems to me in many cases, it’s just misinformation.”
Las Vegas NFL teams like the Raiders have announced the proof of vaccinations requirements at home games at Allegiant Stadium. Fans attending New Orleans Saints games at Caesars Superdome are also required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.