On Friday, Nev. Governor Steve Sisolak announced that he is further easing restrictions on large gatherings, including conventions and conventions, entertainment venues and large group gatherings, by increasing capacity to 50 percent on March 15.
The state will also streamline the process for filing and approving large gatherings.
The new directive is another step in revitalizing the meeting and events industry. The announcement follows the governor, who yesterday also extended vaccine eligibility to hospitality and food service workers.
“Las Vegas has been the top convention and conference destination for many years. We pride ourselves on having the best facilities, the best service, and now the safest, ”said Governor Sisolak.
He added, “We have been cautious but have been very focused on reopening Las Vegas as safely as possible for you, our valued customers, our valued employees and our entire community. With great confidence in the efforts of our resorts, convention centers and hosts, I say … Welcome back! The best place in the world to do business is even better. “
Through a variety of “Vegas Smart” measures, the overall goal has taken a comprehensive approach to implementing strict health, wellness and safety protocols to ensure that visitors, hospitality workers and our community stay safe.
The new policy requires conventions, trade shows, and entertainment venues to complete and submit a COVID-19 Large Gathering Preparation and Safety Plan Certification Form (“Large Gathering Certification”) in order to pass through the state’s Department of Business and Industry certify that they will follow state regulations health and safety requirements and protocols and adhere to the principles of prevention that have remained consistent: maintaining safe social distancing, wearing face coverings, and practicing good hygiene and cleaning practices.
“We are ready and excited to welcome business travelers back to Las Vegas,” said Steve Hill, LVCVA President and CEO.
He added, “We know there is a pent-up demand for the return of face-to-face meetings and conventions and the Las Vegas experience.”
The first citywide convention planned in Las Vegas is expected to be World of Concrete, which will take place June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will serve as the debut show in the new West Hall for $ 989 million.
Don’t miss any event-related news: sign up for our weekly e-newsletter HERE and get involved with us Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram!