With more factors involved, the organization now classifies each county for its relative risk.
Clark County, where Las Vegas resides, is classified as "medium risk," which implies that individuals who are at high risk of a bad outcome — or those who live with someone at high risk — should wear masks, but that others don't really need to (as long as they aren't showing symptoms and haven't tested positive or been exposed to a sick person).
That actually applies to most people across most of the country at this point.
It's a very different time than in January, when we on the editorial board advocated for NADA to require vaccinations and daily testing. Our hope was that with early warning, more people would get vaccinated.
NADA opted not to follow our advice, and it looks like everything may work out just fine.
I hope it does.
But of course, the pandemic isn't over, and trade shows are a great place for viruses to spread.
Medium risk isn't the same as "no risk" — nothing is — so be smart and take care of yourself. And smile.