SEMA has updated COVID-19 requirements ahead of the SEMA Show, which will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) from 2 to 5 November, saying that attendees can expect face masks will be required while indoors during the event.
SEMA says it will adhere to the safety measures required by state and local health authorities, with forecasts indicating masks will continue to be required indoors when the SEMA Show is held. Currently there is no requirement to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for trade shows, and no indication these measures would be in place in November.
Las Vegas’ COVID-19 health and safety requirements are dictated by key indicators, including average number of tests per day, case rates, and test positivity rates. Numbers and ratings must reach and maintain specific levels for 14 days in order for requirements to change. While SEMA says key indicators continue to improve in Las Vegas, the current health and safety requirements are not expected to change before the SEMA Show takes place. Therefore, SEMA says attendees should plan on wearing masks while indoors. Masks would not be required at the SEMA Show features located in more than one million square feet (92,900 square metres) of outdoor space.
According to SEMA, operators have installed hospital-grade air filtration systems inside the LVCC and earned a GBAC Star Certified rating for cleaning and sanitisation for event facilities. Expansion into the new West Hall provides more show space, so there will be wider aisles and reduced crowding throughout the entire convention centre. Hand-sanitisation stations will be available and high-traffic areas will be cleaned daily.
SEMA said it continues to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and will keep the industry updated of any unexpected changes.