COVID-19 Articles

New Travel Mask Ruling Sows Confusion for Trade Show Organizers

CHICAGO — This week’s decision by a federal judge in Florida striking down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods has created a mixed message for event and trade show organizers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had just extended the mask mandate

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Low Level of COVID Cases Predicted This Spring and Summer

PITTSBURGH — Masks can come off at meetings — temporarily, at least — as Covid cases continue to decline throughout the spring and summer, according to the most recent report by Epistemix. Throughout the pandemic, trade show organizers have turned to Epistemix’s targeted analytical tools, which weigh details such as

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Trade Shows and Events Enter New Phase: COVID Mitigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When it comes to the pandemic, no one is watched more closely than Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden. The general public, media and stock market analysts scrutinize his every word for signs of what’s to come. When Fauci told ABC News that

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Omicron Shouldn’t Lead to Panic

PITTSBURGH — As reports of cases of the omicron variant emerge, industry experts are not surprised by this new variant. “There was a summer wave of cases with the main variant then being delta. The fall wave is omicron, and we predict there will be another wave in the spring,”

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U.S. Border Opening Date Set for International Visitors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — International travelers finally have a firm date when they can enter the U.S.: November 8. “The U.S.’s new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on November 8,” White House Spokesperson Kevin Munoz said via Twitter. “This announcement and date

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Vaccinations for International Travel: Clearing Up the Confusion

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that when the U.S. borders officially open to international visitors in November, it will accept proof of 6 different Covid-19 vaccinations for entry into the country. All 6 vaccines have either been authorized for emergency use during the

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Singapore Joint Leadership Summit Signals Relaunch of Business Events

SINGAPORE — ASEAN government ministers, major event organizers, trade association leaders and tourism bureau chiefs came together Oct. 5–7 for the first time in person since the start of COVID for the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS). Their goal? To restart the region’s business events industry. Supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

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Industry to Fully Rebound by 2023, Says CEIR 2021 Index Report

DALLAS — As an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, the CEIR Index, produced annually by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), is a valuable tool trade show executives use to measure their metrics against industry baselines. It also is “absolutely essential to the Exhibitions &

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