SEMA has announced new safety rules and requirements that visitors will have to abide by when attending the SEMA Show, including mandatory face masks or face shields. The event will run from 3 to 6 November 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.
“Just like the world we live in today, this year’s SEMA Show will be different,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events. “We recognise the challenges that the industry is going through, and we’ve made changes so that the industry will be able to gather and conduct business safely.”
Those attending will be required to wear a face mask or face shield. Additionally, show organisers released a video that can be found here which outlines additional safety rules and precautions that will be taken to focus on the health and well-being of those at the SEMA Show. These are the guidelines:
- Require use of a face mask or face shield, frequent hand washing and social distancing
- Designated entrance and exit areas to control and screen visitors with discrete daily health queries, incorporating non-invasive thermal cameras, etc.
- Configure traffic flow with one-way aisles where possible
- Install hand sanitising stations throughout the show, 60 metres apart
- Enhance physical cleaning with hourly sanitising of high traffic areas throughout the show floor and common areas, including doorways, elevators, and escalators
- Collaborate with the Las Vegas Convention Center in their advancements to be among the first in the nation to pursue certification for safety measures aimed at outbreak prevention through actions such as sanitising the facility nightly
Show organisers say they will also work with hotel partners, the Las Vegas Convention Center, and with state and city officials in Las Vegas to ensure high safety standards and government compliance for the event.
“As a trade event focused on doing business, the SEMA Show is unique,” said Gattuso. “We’re confident that we can successfully host an event where businesses can connect safely.”