UPDATE: Large-capacity venues in Nevada will soon have the option to bypass the indoor mask mandate by requiring attendees to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday evening. To opt in, venues must have fixed, ticketed seating for an attendance above 4,000, said Sisolak, noting that a verification system would have to be in place and staff would be trained to distinguish between the fully vaccinated and the partially inoculated.
This October, AES Las Vegas 2021 is co-located with The NAB Show. The health and safety of our members, guests and staff is of primary importance to us. In keeping with the advice of health and safety experts and our need to adhere to policies consistent with NAB, we will implement safety protocols, which include a requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees. Additional information and context can be found in the NAB statement below.
With less than 60 days until the start of NAB Show and associated co-located events scheduled for October in Las Vegas, we are filled with excitement and anticipation to welcome you to what promises to be the ultimate reunion at which to get back to business, reconnect and reinvigorate the industry.
While the enthusiasm is building, we are keenly aware of health and safety concerns tied to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and want to assure you that we are putting in place a comprehensive, data-driven plan that prioritizes safety and creates a productive environment at these events.
We have worked for the past several weeks to finalize protocols that will maximize the experience and safety of all members of the NAB Show community. This process has involved extensive consultation with health and safety experts, gathering feedback from a range of exhibitors and attendees, and review of the safety measures recommended by national and local health authorities, including Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s important announcement this week regarding large events.
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.