Important Note on COVID Protocols
The EDS Board wants everyone to feel comfortable participating in the meetings and social events when attending the Summit. The Board continues to monitor the situation and review the Summit’s safety protocols. For instance, special accommodations are being made for the All Industry Reception. A larger venue has been secured for safer social distancing. The EDS Board voted unanimously to move forward with EDS 2021. “EDS remains one of the most valuable, productive events we have in the industry”, said Board Member Tony Roybal.
Based on the Board’s review of the current CDC, state and local guidelines, EDS has implemented the following protocols. While we intend for the event to go forward as planned, the event may be impacted by future guidance from Federal and local authorities and protocols will be adjusted as warranted.
The following is the current EDS guidance for attending EDS:
By attending EDS 2021, you agree to abide by and engage in certain mandatory health and safety conduct while attending the event.
The state of Nevada and the Mirage Resort currently have a mask mandate in place. Therefore, EDS will be following the state’s mandate and requiring all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while attending indoor EDS functions to mitigate the risk to our attendees. This means that masks are to be worn at the EDS registration area, the Grand Ballroom and the Connections Café. Masks are also to be worn in the Mirage common areas, including casino, hallways and elevators. However, it is up to each meeting host to determine whether masks are to be worn by attendees within the host’s meeting space.
EDS is working closely with the Mirage Resort to provide the safest environment possible. Hand sanitizers and masks will be available for use by attendees. While there are no social distancing requirements in place, each attendee should do what is comfortable for them and be mindful of other attendees’ concerns. For a complete list of the safety precautions that the Mirage has implemented, see MGM Resorts Health and Safety Commitment.
By registering for the event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the EDS or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or sponsoring associations liable for any illness or injury. If the event is canceled or postponed EDS is not liable for any hotel and/or travel arrangements that you may have booked.