CES 2022 will go on as per the schedule

Google, Microsoft, and other major technology companies have withdrawn from the CES 2022. The association, on the other hand, is unfazed by the absence of major attendees; the team as a whole has no plans to cancel the event or host it virtually. Previously, tech companies such as Twitter, Amazon, and Pinterest had withdrawn from the event due to Omicron concerns.

“After reviewing the latest data on the rapidly evolving COVID environment, Microsoft has decided not to participate in-person at CES 2022,” a company spokesperson told the Verge. The company will attend the event virtually. The Consumer Technology Association had said that it will not postpone the event or move to virtual programming.

“CES will still take place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas with strong safety measures in place,” the Consumer Technology Association said in a statement to Axios. Thousands of entrepreneurs, businesses, media and buyers are planning to come to Las Vegas. Top leaders from federal and state and foreign governments are attending,” the group said, adding that it has “received several thousand new registrants since late last week.”

According to Adweek, attendees will be required to take two rapid tests, as well as be fully vaccinated and masked at all times. The organisers have improved the venue’s ventilation system. It has been reported that attendees will also wear a sticker denoting whether or not they are uncomfortable shaking hands.

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