More info is becoming available about how the NAB Show will manage its proof of vaccination process and other health procedures in Las Vegas next month.
Proof of vaccination will be managed through the free Clear mobile app and Health Pass feature, or by a Vaccination Concierge Service on site. More details about both of those options are expected to be released shortly.
A decision about mask requirements will be made closer to the date of the show, but as of right now Clark County, Nev., requires face coverings in public indoor places and crowded outdoor venues regardless of vaccination.
NAB also said that more health and safety measures have been added by the Las Vegas Convention Center itself.
The NAB will require full vaccination of attendees, exhibitors and its own staff at the NAB Show, Radio Show, and the Sales and Management Television Exchange.
A person will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
Accepted vaccinations include those authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
The Clear Health Pass Validation App will be active and available to show participants 30 days before the start of the convention.
To validate their status, participants with vaccination records from the United States can utilize Clear Health Pass Validation. Alternatively, participants can visit the show’s Vaccine Concierge Service at the LVCC Oct. 5 to 13 with their vaccination records and photo ID.
For badge pickup, attendees can bring their Clear Health Pass Validation or vaccination documentation (digital or paper) with a photo ID, to the badge pickup location in the Silver Lot at the LVCC.
More health measures
The NAB reported that the LVCC is one of the first major convention centers to be awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA.
“This recognizes the LVCC as a gold standard facility and operation for outbreak prevention, response and readiness,” it stated.
Other health measures planned for the show include touchless registration; cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices; and HVAC upgrades at the LVCC to allow for greater ventilation as well as the use of air filters with a quality rating of hospital-grade filtration.
Meeting rooms and floor theaters will be capped at 75% capacity; transparent partitions will be placed in areas that require closer contact; and hand sanitizer stations will be placed in public spaces, corridors, show floor areas and food and beverage areas.
There will be increased medical staff onsite with reserved medical rooms, and a new telehealth station has been installed at the LVCC to offer on-demand access to health care.
A free contact tracing mobile app developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will be available.
Show organizers have also posted recommendations for exhibitors. These include providing space to allow three feet of separation; one-way traffic flow; dividers; touchless forms of engagement; no handshakes; regular cleaning; and use of digital rather than physical promotional materials.
Detailed information about health and safety procedures is posted at the NAB Show website.