What you need to know
- CES 2022 will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
- This year's CES was an all-digital event due to the global pandemic.
- CES 2022 will have a digital event at the same time as its in-person event.
- The event will run from January 5-8, 2022.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that anyone attending CES 2022 will have to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (via CNet). The move follows CES 2021 having to be an all-digital event due to the ongoing global pandemic.
"We all play a part in ending the pandemic through encouraging vaccinations and implementing the right safety protocols," said Gary Shapiro, president of the CTA. "We are taking on our responsibility by requiring proof of vaccination to attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas."
Modified protocols are a possibility and would be announced closer to CES 2022 if they were enacted. The CTA explains that it will follow recommended safety measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also considering if it should accept proof of a positive antibody as an alternative to vaccination.
Alongside the in-person event in Las Vegas that will take place between January 5-8, 2022, there will be a digital event. The media days for CES 2022 are January 3-4, 2022.
As is normally the case, CES 2022 will have some of the largest companies in tech in attendance, including Dell, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
The CTA follows in the footsteps of tech giants and other organizations that have moved to require vaccination. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that all employees, vendors, and visitors to its U.S. offices will have to be vaccinated.