The organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announced today that they End the tech conference a day early due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
Originally the event was supposed to end on January 8th, now the event will run from January 5th to January 7th.
“The move was taken as an additional security measure to the current health protocols introduced for CES.” the current press release in the notes on the CES website.
Please note that we will close CES 2022 one day earlier. Read below. https://t.co/gflyNYOCf3
– Karen Chupka (@KarenChupka) December 31, 2021
The announcement comes as no surprise given the surge in COVID-19 cases, and follows news that many large tech companies – including AMD, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Intel and Meta (formerly Facebook) – have decided to forego a physical appearance on the exhibition space entirely.
Those who plan to attend CES 2022 next week must be fully vaccinated and demonstrate vaccination status, as shown on the CES 2022 health protocols page.
Event organizers also require masks to be worn indoors and while using CES transportation services. The organizers will also conduct COVID-19 tests on site, and while it is not required, they encourage attendees to take a test before attending the event.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.