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Creating a healthy, safe meeting experience for convention attendees is our number-one focus. The AAEP is working with our host hotel Mandalay Bay (an MGM property) as well as our conference partners to create a detailed plan for COVID-19 mitigation throughout all areas of the hotel and the meeting space. 

At a minimum, the AAEP will follow the safety guidance provided by the state of Nevada and MGM Properties. Convention health and safety protocols will be updated frequently to reflect the most current protocol status.


Following is a synopsis of MGM Properties' 7-point safety plan. Read the complete plan here.

1. Screening, Temperature Checks, & Employee Training

Extensive employee screening measures and training programs have been implemented. Medical and trained security personnel on staff will be able to assist should a guest develop symptoms on-site.

 2. Mandatory Masks & Personal Protective Equipment

Masks are required for all guests inside public spaces. Employees are required to wear an approved mask while working.

3. Physical Distancing

Six-foot physical distancing policies have been implemented throughout, with floor guides to assist and remind guests.

 4. Handwashing & Enhanced Sanitation

Guests will have easy access to handwashing stations and hand sanitizer throughout. The amount of routine cleaning has been increased, with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces and common areas.

 5. HVAC Controls & Air Quality

Rigorous measures have been taken to provide as much outside air circulation throughout buildings and guest rooms, with air filters that meet or exceed published standards.

 6. Incident Response Protocols

Should a guest or employee test positive for the virus, protocols will be activated, and trained staff will respond quickly so that exposed areas are thoroughly sanitized.

 7. Digital Innovations

Technology has transitioned current processes into contactless options. Guests can complete the entire check-in process themselves and will no longer need to wait in line if they choose. A digital room key will be available via a mobile app for those who prefer not to use a traditional key card.