Consumer Technology Association Announced today Participants of CES 2022 must prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter the showroom when they return to Las Vegas at the annual trade show in January.
CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro (Gary Shapiro) said in a statement: “Based on today’s science, we understand that vaccines provide us with the best hope of stopping the spread of COVID-19. We all encourage vaccination. And implement “correct security protocols.” We are assuming our responsibility to require proof of vaccination in order to participate in the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “
Such precautions can also increase the chances of maintaining face-to-face activities at CES in 2022, although Coronavirus strain According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this virus is more contagious than previous strains.Some of these strains also have Proof of vaccine resistance, But it is said that vaccinated people usually get less sick than unvaccinated people.
The speed at which these pressures are spreading in the U.S. has caused some companies to Postpone their return Working in an office, re-determining mask tasks, in some cases Vaccination certificate required. It is not surprising if many companies are reluctant to send employees to participate in potential super-communication events like CES, allowing people from all over the country to get in close contact for a long time.
These concerns are not without precedent. CTA Announced in June 2020 CES 2021 will be a virtual event, especially because, as Shapiro said, “it’s impossible to safely convene tens of thousands of people to meet in Las Vegas and conduct business in person in early January 2021.” The group Group Announced in April CES 2022 will be face-to-face, but that is before the current strain of COVID-19 actually begins to spread in the United States.
Currently, the plan is to hold CES 2022 in Las Vegas in January next year and provide proof of vaccination requirements. CTA did not clarify its other policies, but this seems to be because it wants to follow the latest guidelines provided by the CDC, and these guidelines may change drastically in the months leading up to the show. It doesn’t make much sense to announce the rules now, it just has to change them.
CTA said: “CTA is still evaluating whether to accept evidence of positive antibody test as an alternative requirement, and will share more details later.” “Safety, security and health are always the top priorities of CES, and we will follow state and local regulations. Guidelines and CDC’s recommendations. CTA will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation, and will announce other agreements as the show approaches.”