Two major Las Vegas shows have said they will be asking for all participants to provide proof of vaccination.
The announcements from the NAB Show (October 9-13) and Consumer Electronics Show (January 5-8) follow a statement from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. It means that exhibition organisers will be allowed to opt out of the state’s mask requirements if they verify their guests are vaccinated.
It follows the introduction of similar proof of vaccination legislation in New York, San Francisco and New Orleans.
Let’s reconnect safely. Proof of vaccination will be required for all participants attending NAB Show and co-located events. For more information, see our Health and Safety page: https://t.co/I6Kr8rhqUu
— NAB Show (@NABShow) August 18, 2021
“Taking this all into account, we will require all attendees and participants to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We think this is a positive step in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and will provide further details on implementation as well as other safety measures under consideration,” said Chris Brown, EVP & Managing Director, Global Connections and Events National Association of Broadcasters.
“Based on today’s science, we understand vaccines offer us the best hope for stopping the spread of COVID-19,” added Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “We all play a part in ending the pandemic through encouraging vaccinations and implementing the right safety protocols. We are taking on our responsibility by requiring proof of vaccination to attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas.”
Both NAB and CES have established digital platforms for those unable to attend in person.