SEMA Show Attendees 'Can Expect' That Masks Will Be Required

Sept. 30, 2021

Attendees of the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show  "can expect that face masks will be required while indoors during the event," according to SEMA officials due to "current COVID-19 indicators" in Clark County, Nev.

"Currently, there is no requirement to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for trade shows and there is no indication these measures would be in place in November."

The 2021 SEMA Show is scheduled to take place Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

SEMA Show organizers "will adhere to the safety measures that are required by state and local health authorities. Forecasts indicate that masks will continue to be required indoors when the SEMA Show is held in Las Vegas in early-November. 

Las Vegas’ COVID-19 health and safety requirements, currently set by the State of Nevada, "are dictated by key indicators, including average number of tests per day, case rates and test positivity rates. Numbers and ratings must reach and maintain specific levels for 14 days in order for requirements to change.

"While key indicators continue to improve in Las Vegas, the current health and safety requirements are not expected to change before the SEMA Show takes place in early November.

"Therefore, SEMA Show (attendees) should plan on wearing masks while indoors."

However, masks "would not be required at the SEMA Show features located in more than one million square feet of outdoor space."

SEMA officials add that the Las Vegas Convention Center has installed "hospital-grade air filtration systems and earned the GBAC Star Certified rating for cleaning and sanitization for event facilities."

Expansion into the facility's new west hall also "provides more show space, so there will be wider aisles and reduced crowding throughout the entire convention center. Hand-sanitizing stations will also be placed throughout the event and high-traffic areas will be cleaned daily.SEMA officials say they continuing to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and will keep the industry updated of any unexpected changes. 

Details will be posted on the official SEMA Show website at and on official SEMA Show social media accounts.

Last month, organizers of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) said that proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test will be required to attend the 2021 edition of that event, which will take place concurrently with the SEMA Show.