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AVIXA To Require InfoComm 2021 Participants To Be Vaxxed Or Test Negative

The association continues to build out its health-and-safety protocols.

Those who participate in InfoComm 2021 must present proof of either full vaccination or a negative test result for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). That is the latest emendation of AVIXA’s health-and-safety protocols in advance of InfoComm 2021. The show is scheduled for October 23 to 29 in Orlando FL’s Orange County Convention Center. Show organizers have worked to evolve InfoComm’s health-and-safety protocols in recent weeks. The COVID-19 situation in Florida is particularly critical.

A Comprehensive Plan

According to an emailed letter from David Labuskes CTS, CAE, RCDD, who is AVIXA’s CEO, and Rochelle Richardson, CEM, who is AVIXA’s SVP, Exhibition and Event Services, the changes are all part of the association’s efforts to put together a comprehensive plan. The executives reiterated that participants’ health and safety are the top priority.

They wrote the following:

“We recently shared that, regardless of vaccination status, masks would be required for all, as well as six-foot social distancing is recommended across the Orange County Convention Center and InfoComm events. Over the past several weeks, we have also worked to finalize the additional protocols that will maximize the health and safety of all in attendance through guidance from both local and national health authorities, including Orlando Health, the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“InfoComm has updated its health-and-safety protocols to require that all who attend the show must provide one of the following: (i) proof of a negative COVID 19 test result OR (ii) proof of full vaccination.

“We will continue to monitor guidelines, and [we] will follow applicable federal, state and local laws, adapting our protocols accordingly. We will share updates and details on implementation and other safety measures under consideration. Visit www.infocommshow.org/health-safety for updates.”

An in-person InfoComm show has not occurred in the United States since 2019, when the exposition also emanated from Orlando.

Read our previous health-and-safety coverage here.

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