MPI Reacts to Easing of Nevada Gathering Restrictions

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MPI Reacts to Easing of Nevada Gathering Restrictions

By Blair Potter | Feb 12, 2021

Yesterday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the easing of certain COVID-19 mitigation measures effective Feb. 15 due to improving COVID-19 trends in the state.

Public gatherings and events featuring 100 individuals or 35 percent of fire code capacity, whichever is less, will now be possible beginning March 1 as long as they adhere to strict social distancing requirements and are granted approval by state and local health authorities. If COVID-19 numbers continue to decline, gatherings of up to 250 individuals or 50 percent of the fire code, whichever is less, will be allowable beginning March 15.

Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA, senior vice president, experience for MPI, is encouraged by this lessening of restrictions for meetings and gatherings as MPI continues planning for its World Education Congress (WEC), which will take place June 15-17 at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas.

“The destination is vital to the overall health of the hospitality sector, and these moves bring hope to our struggling industry,” she says. “We are confident that by following the established safety protocols, Las Vegas will continue to open up as we get closer to holding WEC there in June.”

WEC 2020, held in November in Grapevine, Texas, included 600 paid in-person attendees.

In announcing the easing of restrictions, Sisolak discussed the importance of ramping up vaccination efforts and continuing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus “while getting Nevadans back to work, protecting and recovering our economy and getting our students back to in-person learning.”

Photo courtesy Caesars Entertainment.



Blair Potter
Blair Potter

Blair Potter is managing editor for The Meeting Professional. He likes toys and collects cats (or is it the other way around?).